[ US /ˈnutɹəˌɫaɪz/ ]
  1. make chemically neutral
    She neutralized the solution
  2. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
    This action will negate the effect of my efforts
    Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
  3. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    the double agent was neutralized
    The mafia liquidated the informer
  4. make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
    The treaty neutralized the small republic
  5. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
    This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues
  6. make incapable of military action
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How To Use neutralize In A Sentence

  • The pretreatment by transition metal cations helps to adsorb DNA on mica because it neutralizes the mica surface charge and then weakens the repulsive pressure.
  • She concluded that the repetition of such images ultimately neutralizes their moral force.
  • Its mission is to neutralize key defense positions and remove obstacles.
  • This is the only product that can neutralize toxins from rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads.
  • The agency is required to neutralize the chemical before it discharges treated wastewater by adding sodium bisulfite, which bonds with the chlorine to form salt. Residents Turn Up Noses at Sewer Stink Cure
  • No method has been found yet to bury them safely or to neutralize them.
  • Fifteen chloride ions were added to neutralize the system by replacing water molecules at the positions of lowest coulomb potential.
  • Even good ideas are frequently contained in banal packages that neutralize the virtues they possess.
  • Our bodies depend on unabsorbed calcium to neutralize potentially harmful byproducts of digestion that can promote colon cancer and kidney stones.
  • Camouflaged clothing and scent neutralizers can fool a whitetail's eyes and nose, but there's no mistaking a human voice.
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