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neutralization

[ noo-truh-luh-zey-shuhn, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu- /
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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.
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Origin of neutralization

First recorded in 1800–10; neutralize + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM neutralization

o·ver·neu·tral·i·za·tion, noun
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