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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.
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.
The reaction of an acid and a base forming a salt and water.
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|Noun||1.||neutralization - action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war; "the neutralization of Belgium"|
|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|
|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|