Associations to the word «Neutralize»


NEUTRALIZE, verb. (American spelling) Alternative spelling of neutralise

Dictionary definition

NEUTRALIZE, verb. Make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic".
NEUTRALIZE, verb. Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts".
NEUTRALIZE, verb. Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues".
NEUTRALIZE, verb. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized".
NEUTRALIZE, verb. Make incapable of military action.
NEUTRALIZE, verb. Make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution".

Wise words

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