neutralize ( neutralizes 3rd person present) ( neutralizing present participle) ( neutralized past tense & past participle )
in BRIT, also use neutralise
1 verb To neutralize something means to prevent it from having any effect or from working properly.
The US is trying to neutralize the resolution in the UN Security Council... V n
The intruder smashed a window to get in and then neutralized the alarm system. V n
neutralization n-uncount usu N of n
...the sale or neutralization of the suspected nuclear site.
2 verb When a chemical substance neutralizes an acid, it makes it less acid.
Antacids are alkaline and they relieve pain by neutralizing acid in the contents of the stomach. V n
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