verb (used with object), neu·tral·ized, neu·tral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), neu·tral·ized, neu·tral·iz·ing.
Origin of neutralize
Examples from the Web for neutralize
Contemporary Examples of neutralize
The serum failed to neutralize the virus in subsequent tests and seemed to offer little protection in animal experiments.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero
August 3, 2014
It is fair to assume that the IDF would move immediately to neutralize the threat.Israel’s Balancing Act in Sinai
August 16, 2013
The letter that Indian M.P.s wrote was an effort to exert counter-pressure and neutralize that campaign.Should Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi Be Allowed a U.S. Visa?
July 31, 2013
Unless we neutralize the air assets with the no-fly zone, this bleeding will continue.Free Syrian Army Gen. Salem Idris Yet to Hear From D.C. About Promised ‘Military Support’
June 17, 2013
He posed a challenge for the church: he was too revered not to claim, too radical not to neutralize.Who Is Pope Francis? Six Best Reads on Jorge Mario Bergoglio
The Daily Beast
March 13, 2013
Historical Examples of neutralize
This will neutralize the acid and prevent it from rotting the wood.
This helps to neutralize the acid and keep it from injuring the wood or cement.
This will neutralize any acid which may be present in the moisture.
He can take nothing away, but only cauterize and neutralize, he says, so why not let him try?Death of a Spaceman
Walter M. Miller
If we tried it this close, we'd just be trying to neutralize the sun's gravity.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
verb (mainly tr)
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.