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neutralize

[ noo-truh-lahyz, nyoo- ]
/ 藞nu tr蓹藢la瑟z, 藞nyu- /
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verb (used with object), neu路tral路ized, neu路tral路iz路ing.
verb (used without object), neu路tral路ized, neu路tral路iz路ing.
to become neutral or neutralized; undergo neutralization: With this additive the solution begins to neutralize.
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Also especially British, neu路tral路ise .

Origin of neutralize

First recorded in 1655鈥65; neutral + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for neutralize

neutralize

neutralise

/ (藞nju藧tr蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (mainly tr)
(also intr) to render or become ineffective or neutral by counteracting, mixing, etc; nullify
(also intr) to make or become electrically or chemically neutral
to exclude (a country) from the sphere of warfare or alliances by international agreementthe great powers neutralized Belgium in the 19th century
to render (an army) incapable of further military action

Derived forms of neutralize

neutralization or neutralisation, nounneutralizer or neutraliser, noun
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Scientific definitions for neutralize

neutralize
[ n艒艒tr蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
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