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/ˈn(y)o͞otrəˌlīz/,
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neutralising, present participle; neutralized, past tense; neutralized, past participle; neutralizes, 3rd person singular present; neutralises, 3rd person singular present; neutralised, past tense; neutralised, past participle; neutralizing, present participle;
  1. Render (something) ineffective or harmless by applying an opposite force or effect
    • - impatience at his frailty began to neutralize her fear
  2. Make (an acidic or alkaline substance) chemically neutral

  3. Disarm (a bomb or similar weapon)

  4. A euphemistic way of saying kill or destroy, esp. in a covert or military operation


  1. make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"
  2. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
  3. counteract: oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
  4. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
  5. make incapable of military action
  6. (neutralized) made neutral in some respect; deprived of distinctive characteristics
  7. (Neutralized (Ram-Zet album)) Neutralized is the fourth album by Avant-garde metal band Ram-Zet released on October 12, 2009 in the US by Ascendance Records. The album was recorded from 2008 to early 2009. ...
  8. (Neutralizing) Neutralisation (or neutralization) in the immunological sense refers to the ability of antibodies to block the site(s) on bacteria or viruses that they use to enter their target cell. One example of this within biology is a neutralizing antibody.
  9. Alternative spelling of neutralise
  10. (Neutralized) (adjective) A term used to describe the situation where either: (a) the number of moles of acid present in a solution equals the number of moles of base, and hence the pH is 7, or (b) when charge neutrality exists between a mixture of anions and cations.
  11. (Neutralized) When a color has been made less pure or vivid by graying the color. This is done by adding gray, brown or a complementary color to the original color. Also known as graying and/or muting the color.
  12. (Neutralized) salt, potassium, or sodium chloride is added to Glycolic Acid, thus rendering it ineffective or neutralized.
  13. (Neutralization) Blocking of virus infection by antibodies; also, an assay which measures this.
  14. (neutralization) In general, the addition of either an acid or a base to a solution as required to produce a neutral solution. The use of alkaline or basic materials to neutralize the acidity of some water is a common practice in water conditioning.
  15. (neutralization) the process by which water’s acidity is adjusted to a neutral range; acidic water can be corrosive
  16. (NEUTRALIZATION) After an item is stripped the chemicals that were used must be neutralized and removed, along with any remaining particles of finish. We use a high-pressure low volume water rinse system, much like the spray wand at the car wash. The item is then air-dried.
  17. (Neutralization) A containing alkali greeting that takes place between an full of poison and elementary piece and leads to the agreement of salt and water, is called neutralization.
  18. (Neutralization) An implant (plate, external fixator, or nail) which functions by virtue of its stiffness. The stiffness is said to "neutralize" the effect of the functional load. ...
  19. (Neutralization) In the event of some sort of problem on the track, officials will instruct all riders to go to the top of the track, ride at a steady, even pace and maintain their positions.
  20. (Neutralization) Process in which the hazardous components of waste are eliminated, thereby rendering them benign (e.g., a corrosive acid is neutralized with a basic substance so that it is no longer corrosive, etc.).
  21. (Neutralization) The combining of two lenses of opposite powers so as to produce a resultant without power.
  22. (neutralization) A reaction in which the characteristics of an acid or base disappear.
  23. (neutralization) Decreasing the acidity or alkalinity of a substance by adding alkaline or acidic materials, respectively.
  24. (neutralization) Loss of a contrast (opposition), either diachronically or synchronically. Ceceo and seseo represent the neutralization of the opposition between /s/ and /[theta]/.
  25. (neutralization) a process that causes toxic waste to react with another chemical to produce a harmless substance.