verb (used with object), neu·tral·ized, neu·tral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), neu·tral·ized, neu·tral·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for 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|Michael Daly|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is fair to assume that the IDF would move immediately to neutralize the threat.
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?|Shikha Dalmia|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unless we neutralize the air assets with the no-fly zone, this bleeding will continue.
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|DAILY BEAST
Thus he expected to neutralize the evil effects of the Baital's doctrine touching the amiability of parents unlike himself.Vikram and the Vampire|Richard F. Burton
This it is necessary to neutralize, by permitting rays from another source to fall upon the opposite face of the pile.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
You had better commit the unintelligible jargon to the flames, than by the agency of construction, neutralize wisdom by folly.
Under certain conditions light added to light produces darkness; the light waves interfere with and neutralize each other.Some Christian Convictions|Henry Sloane Coffin
Only covert conspiracy can neutralize the popular wave following Broderick's death.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
British Dictionary definitions for neutralize
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin and History for neutralize
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.