[noo-truh-luh-zey-shuh n, nyoo-]
- the act, process, or an instance of neutralizing.
- the quality or condition of being neutralized.
- Linguistics. the loss of a distinctive feature of one of a pair of phonemes that are otherwise differentiated on the basis of that feature, as the loss of voice as a distinctive feature between the -t- and -d- of latter and ladder.
Origin of neutralization
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Examples from the Web for neutralization
“Neutralization will be conducted in a safe and environmentally sound manner,” Kirby said in a statement.Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arrive in Notorious Mafia Port
Barbie Latza Nadeau, Christopher Dickey
July 1, 2014
"Political Annuals," since 1887 rich in discussion of neutralization.International Law
George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
This acts as a feeble alkali, and commences the neutralization.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
The Zark turned to the neutralization and elimination of the poison.Insidekick
Jesse Franklin Bone
Arriving upon the scene, these cells assist in its neutralization.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
After neutralization it is not necessary to add more than 10 cc.Soap-Making Manual
E. G. Thomssen
Word Origin and History for neutralization
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A reaction between an acid and a base that yields a salt and water.
- The rendering ineffective of an action or substance, such as a drug.
- The change of an acid solution to neutral by titration of an alkaline solution.
- The change of an alkaline solution to neutral by titration of an acid solution.
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