Neutralize definition

no͝otrə-līz, nyo͝o-
(chem.) To destroy the distinctive or active properties of.

An alkali neutralizes an acid.

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To make neutral.
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To declare neutral and therefore inviolable during a war.
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To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
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To declare (a territory, nation, etc.) neutral in war; declare open to all nations under international law and exempt from attack.
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To make ineffective; destroy or counteract the effectiveness, force, disposition, etc. of.
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(medicine) To counteract the effect of (a drug or toxin).
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(slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
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To make (a solution) neutral.
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To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
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(elec.) To make electrically neutral.
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To make neutral.
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To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
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To counteract the effect of a drug or toxin.
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To make a solution neutral.
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To cause an acid or base to undergo neutralization.
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To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
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(American) Alternative spelling of neutralise.
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Origin of neutralize