Word of the day :: de.na.ture

1 : dehumanize
2 : to deprive of natural qualities : change the nature of: as
a : to make (alcohol) unfit for drinking (as by adding an obnoxious substance) without impairing usefulness for other purposes
b : to modify the molecular structure of (as a protein or DNA) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so as to destroy or diminish some of the original properties and especially the specific biological activity
Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denaturation

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