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neutralize at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


neutralize at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

also neutralise BrE v [T]
1 to prevent something from having any effect: --Rising prices neutralize increased wages.//
2 technical to make a substance chemically neutral: --a medicine that neutralizes the acid in the stomach//
3 to make an area neutral in a war:
4 to destroy something that is dangerous to you during a war: -- neutralization/nju[hA359]tr[hA353]la[hA366]ze[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n $ nu[hA359]tr[hA353]l[hA353]-/ n [U] //

neutralize at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "neutralize":
abrogate, absorb the shock, annul, balance, break the fall,
bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out, come to nothing,
compensate, compensate for, conquer, counteract, counterbalance,
countercheck, counterpoise, countervail, cushion, damp, dampen,
deaden, defeat, delete, equalize, even, frustrate, invalidate,
make up for, negate, negativate, negative, nullify, offset,
overcome, override, overrule, redress, show consideration,
show mercy, show pity, soften, soften the blow, square, stultify,
subdue, suppress, thwart, undo, vitiate, void

neutralize at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Average): average, neutralize, flatten, split the difference, take the average, reduce to a mean, strike a balance, pair off.

[V] (Compensation): make compensation, compensate, pay, pay for, remunerate, indemnify, counteract, countervail, balance, overbalance, counterbalance, set off, square, give and take, make up for, cover, fill up, neutralize, nullify, equalize, make good, redeem, atone.

[V] (Counteraction): counteract, run counter to, clash, cross, interfere with, conflict with, contravene, jostle, go against, run against, antagonize, block, oppose, check, resist, hinder, repress, restrain, react, recoil, neutralize, counteract, compensate.

neutralize at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE also neutralise) verb [VN]
1 to stop sth from having any effect:
The latest figures should neutralize the fears of inflation.
2 (chemistry) to make a substance NEUTRAL (5):
Lime was used to neutralize the acidity of the soil.
3 to make a country or an area NEUTRAL (2):
The treaty neutralized the Black Sea.
neutralization, neutralisation noun [U]

Neutralize at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neutralize \Neu"tral*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neutralized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Neutralizing}.] [Cf. F. neutraliser.]
1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.

So here I am neutralized again. --Sir W.

2. (Chem.) To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar
affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the
effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base.

3. To destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to
reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to
counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to
neutralize efforts, opposition, etc.

Counter citations that neutralize each other. --E.

neutralize at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty
neutralized the small republic"
2: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her
optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate
the effect of my efforts" [syn: {neutralise}, {nullify}, {negate}]
3: oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions;
"This will counteract the foolish actions of my
colleagues" [syn: {counteract}, {countervail}, {counterbalance}]
4: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The
mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was
neutralized" [syn: {neutralise}, {liquidate}, {waste}, {knock
off}, {do in}]
5: make incapable of military action [syn: {neutralise}]
6: make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution"
[syn: {neutralise}]

neutralize at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* neutralise


Inter: suffix » neutral|ize


Inter: en-verb » neutraliz|ing
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