Dictionary: DE-NAT'UR-AL-IZE – DEN'I-ZEN

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DE-NAT'UR-AL-IZE, v.t. [de and naturalize.]

To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.


  1. Made unnatural. – Ed. Rev.
  2. Deprived of naturalization or acquired citizenship in a foreign country.


  1. Making unnatural.
  2. Depriving of acquired citizenship in a foreign country.

DE-NAY', n.

Denial; refusal. [Obs.] – Shak.

DE-NAY', v.t.

To deny. [Obs.] – Spenser.

DEN'DRA-CHATE, n. [Gr. δενδρον, a tree, and αχατης, agate.]

Arborescent agate; agate containing the figures of shrubs or parts of plants. – Encyc.

DEN'DRITE, n. [Gr. δενδρον, a tree, and λιθος, a stone, a contraction of dendrolite.]

A stone or mineral, on or in which are the figures of shrubs or trees; an arborescent mineral. – Fourcroy.


Containing the figures of shrubs or trees.

DEN'DROID, a. [Gr. δενδρον, a tree, and ειδος, form.]

Resembling a shrub.


A fossil which has some resemblance in form to the branch of a tree. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

DEN'DRO-LITE, n. [Gr. δενδρον, a tree, and λιθος, a stone.]

A petrified or fossil shrub, plant, or part of a plant. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

DEN-DROL'O-GY, n. [Gr. δενδρον, a tree, and λογος, a discourse.]

A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural history of trees. – Dict.

DEN-DROM'E-TER, n. [Gr. δενδρον, a tree, and μετρεω, measure.]

An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees. – Encyc.

DEN'E-GATE, v.t. [L. denego.]

To deny. [Not used.]


Denial. [Not in use.]

DEN'GUE, n. [The word dandy, a ninny, mistaken by the Spanish for their word dengue, prudery.]

A peculiar sort of fugitive and erratic epidemic rheumatism.

DE-NI'A-BLE, a. [See Deny.]

That may be denied or contradicted. – Brown.

DE-NI'AL, n. [See Deny.]

  1. An affirmation to the contrary; an assertion that a declaration or fact stated is not true; negation; contradiction. It is often expressed by no or not, simply.
  2. Refusal to grant; the negation of a request or petition; the contrary to grant, allowance, or concession; as, his request or application met with a direct denial.
  3. A rejection, or refusing to acknowledge; a disowning; as, a denial of God; or a refusing to receive or embrace; as a denial of the faith or the truth.
  4. A denial of one's self, is a declining of some gratification; restraint of one's appetites or propensities.

DE-NI'ER, n.1

One who denies, or contradicts; one who refuses or rejects; a disowner; one who does not own, avow, or acknowledge; as, a denier of a fact, or of the faith, or of Christ. [It would be better written denyer.]

DEN-I'ER, n.2 [Fr. from L. denarius; It. danaio, danaro; Sp. dinero.]

A small denomination of French money, the twelfth part of a sol; a small copper coin.

DEN'I-GRATE, v.t. [L. denigro; de and nigro, from niger, black.]

To blacken; to make black. – Boyle.


The act of making black; a blackening.


A disengaging of nitric acid. [Obs.]

DEN-I-ZA'TION, n. [See Denizen.]

The act of making one a denizen, subject, or citizen. This in England is done by the king's letters patent.

DEN'I-ZEN, n. [den'izn; In W. dinaswr is a citizen, from dinas, din, a fortress or fortified town, a city. But in denizen, the last syllable seems to be the same as in citizen.]

  1. In England, an alien who is made a subject by the king's letters patent, holding a middle state between an alien and a natural born subject. He may take land by purchase or devise, which an alien can not; but he can not take by inheritance. – Encyc. English Law.
  2. A stranger admitted to residence and certain rights in a foreign country. Ye gods, / Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes. – Dryden.
  3. A citizen.