He posed a challenge for the church: he was too revered not to claim, too radical not to neutralize.
The serum failed to neutralize the virus in subsequent tests and seemed to offer little protection in animal experiments.
Reid has also long had an innate ability to co-opt or neutralize his foes.
Unless we neutralize the air assets with the no-fly zone, this bleeding will continue.
Platitudes and clichés are a brilliant way to neutralize a line of discussion.
As the result had been foreseen, measures were taken to neutralize the effect of this decision as regarded future operations.
Powell tried all he could to neutralize the bad influence of Denham, but it was useless.
As a general rule more "process" lime is required to neutralize the copper sulfate than good stone lime.
They've solved the secret of our invisibility, and now they can neutralize it.
If an alkali (lime) is the offending substance, neutralize by a weak vinegar solution.
1734, "to render neutral" (in a chemical sense), from French neutraliser (17c.), from neutral (see neutral (adj.)). Meaning "to counterbalance, to kill by opposing" is from 1795. Related: Neutralized; neutralizing.