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neu·tral·i·za·tion

 (no͞o′trə-lĭ-zā′shən, nyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of neutralizing.
b. The state or quality of being neutralized.
2. Chemistry A reaction between an acid and a base, usually yielding a salt and water.

neutralization

In mine warfare, a mine is said to be neutralized when it has been rendered, by external means, incapable of firing on passage of a target, although it may remain dangerous to handle.

neutralization

The reaction of an acid and a base forming a salt and water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neutralization - action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war; "the neutralization of Belgium"
nullification, override - the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
2.neutralization - a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
3.neutralization - (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
4.neutralization - action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
nullification, override - the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
Translations

neutralization

[ˌnjuːtrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nneutralización f

neutralization

nNeutralisation f; (fig)Aufhebung f

neutralization

[ˌnjuːtrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nneutralizzazione f

neu·tral·i·za·tion

n. neutralización, proceso de anular o contrarrestar la acción de un agente.
References in classic literature ?
But here reality, by the neutralizations of attractive forces, produced men in whom nothing had any weight, and who weighed nothing themselves.
Then they chatted of all the phenomena which had astonished them one after the other, particularly the neutralization of the laws of weight.
Do delinquents neutralize conventional beliefs or are neutralizations part of unconventional beliefs?
The first question is whether finding excuses is deviance-specific; that is, are neutralizations used to relieve the guilt that arises from crimes that have been committed, or are these excuses also applied to offenses not yet committed?
Thurman's (1984) findings imply that neutralizations serve as an effective means to accommodate feelings of guilt especially when the threat of guilt is low.
Depending upon the victimized person and the nature of the damage caused, different forms of neutralizations are applied.
One of the older sociological theories in the field of moral research is Sykes and Matza's 1957 neutralization theory.