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neu·tral·ize

 (no͞o′trə-līz′, nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. neu·tral·ized, neu·tral·iz·ing, neu·tral·iz·es
1. To make neutral.
2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
3. To declare neutral and therefore inviolable during a war.
4. Chemistry
a. To make (a solution) neutral.
b. To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
5. Medicine To counteract the effect of (a drug or toxin).
6. Slang To remove as a threat, especially by killing.

neu′tral·iz′er n.

neutralize

(ˈnjuːtrəˌlaɪz) or

neutralise

vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) to render or become ineffective or neutral by counteracting, mixing, etc; nullify
2. (General Physics) (also intr) to make or become electrically or chemically neutral
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to exclude (a country) from the sphere of warfare or alliances by international agreement: the great powers neutralized Belgium in the 19th century.
4. (Military) to render (an army) incapable of further military action
ˌneutraliˈzation, ˌneutraliˈsation n
ˈneutralˌizer, ˈneutralˌiser n

neu•tral•ize

(ˈnu trəˌlaɪz, ˈnyu-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to make neutral.
2. to make (something) ineffective; counteract; nullify.
3. to declare neutral and exempt from involvement in war.
4. to make (a solution) chemically neutral.
5. to render electrically or magnetically neutral.
6. Ling. to cause to lose the feature that normally differentiates a pair of phonemes.
v.i.
7. to become neutral or neutralized.
[1655–65]
neu′tral•iz`er, n.
neu`tral•i•za′tion, n.

neu·tral·ize

(no͞o′trə-līz′)
To cause to be neither acid nor alkaline: neutralize a solution.

neutralize

1. As pertains to military operations, to render ineffective or unusable.
2. To render enemy personnel or material incapable of interfering with a particular operation.
3. To render safe mines, bombs, missiles, and boobytraps.
4. To make harmless anything contaminated with a chemical agent.

neutralize


Past participle: neutralized
Gerund: neutralizing

Imperative
neutralize
neutralize
Present
I neutralize
you neutralize
he/she/it neutralizes
we neutralize
you neutralize
they neutralize
Preterite
I neutralized
you neutralized
he/she/it neutralized
we neutralized
you neutralized
they neutralized
Present Continuous
I am neutralizing
you are neutralizing
he/she/it is neutralizing
we are neutralizing
you are neutralizing
they are neutralizing
Present Perfect
I have neutralized
you have neutralized
he/she/it has neutralized
we have neutralized
you have neutralized
they have neutralized
Past Continuous
I was neutralizing
you were neutralizing
he/she/it was neutralizing
we were neutralizing
you were neutralizing
they were neutralizing
Past Perfect
I had neutralized
you had neutralized
he/she/it had neutralized
we had neutralized
you had neutralized
they had neutralized
Future
I will neutralize
you will neutralize
he/she/it will neutralize
we will neutralize
you will neutralize
they will neutralize
Future Perfect
I will have neutralized
you will have neutralized
he/she/it will have neutralized
we will have neutralized
you will have neutralized
they will have neutralized
Future Continuous
I will be neutralizing
you will be neutralizing
he/she/it will be neutralizing
we will be neutralizing
you will be neutralizing
they will be neutralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been neutralizing
you have been neutralizing
he/she/it has been neutralizing
we have been neutralizing
you have been neutralizing
they have been neutralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been neutralizing
you will have been neutralizing
he/she/it will have been neutralizing
we will have been neutralizing
you will have been neutralizing
they will have been neutralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been neutralizing
you had been neutralizing
he/she/it had been neutralizing
we had been neutralizing
you had been neutralizing
they had been neutralizing
Conditional
I would neutralize
you would neutralize
he/she/it would neutralize
we would neutralize
you would neutralize
they would neutralize
Past Conditional
I would have neutralized
you would have neutralized
he/she/it would have neutralized
we would have neutralized
you would have neutralized
they would have neutralized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.neutralize - make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
co-opt - neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group; "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"
2.neutralize - make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
3.neutralize - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
override - counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
cancel, offset, set off - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
4.neutralize - get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
5.neutralize - make incapable of military action
demilitarise, demilitarize - do away with the military organization and potential of
6.neutralize - make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

neutralize

verb counteract, cancel, offset, undo, compensate for, negate, invalidate, counterbalance, nullify antibodies that neutralize the toxic effects of soluble antigens

neutralize

verb
2. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
Translations
neutralizovat
neutralisere
neutraloida
semlegesít
ónÿta; gera skaîlausan; jafna út
neutralizovať
etkisiz hâle getirmeknötralize etmek

neutralize

[ˈnjuːtrəlaɪz] VTneutralizar

neutralize

[ˈnjuːtrəlaɪz] neutralise (British) vt (= make ineffective) → neutraliser

neutralize

vtneutralisieren (also Chem); (fig)aufheben; the force of an argumentdie Spitze nehmen (+dat); neutralizing agentneutralisierender Wirkstoff

neutralize

[ˈnjuːtrəˌlaɪz] vtneutralizzare

neutral

(ˈnjuːtrəl) adjective
1. not taking sides in a quarrel or war. A neutral country was asked to help settle the dispute.
2. (of colour) not strong or definite. Grey is a neutral colour.
3. (in electricity) neither positively nor negatively charged.
noun
1. (a person belonging to) a nation that takes no part in a war or quarrel.
2. the position of the gear of an engine in which no power passes to the wheels etc. I put the car into neutral.
neuˈtrality (-ˈtrӕ-) noun
the state of being neutral.
ˈneutralize, ˈneutralise verb
to make useless or harmless usually by causing an opposite effect.

neu·tra·lize

vt. neutralizar; contrarrestar.

neutralize

vt neutralizar
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