neutralization

[ noo-truh-luh-zey-shuh n, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu- /

noun

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

First recorded in 1800–10; neutralize + -ation

Related forms

o·ver·neu·tral·i·za·tion, noun
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neutralization

[ nōō′trə-lĭ-zāshən ]

n.

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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