action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
"the neutralization of Belgium"
neutralization, neutralisation, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reaction(noun)
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
(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
neutralization, neutralisation, counteraction(noun)
action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
the act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being neutralized
the act or process by which an acid and a base are combined in such proportions that the resulting compound is neutral. See Neutral, a., 4
Origin: [Cf. F. neutralisation.]
In chemistry, neutralization is a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base react to form a salt. Water is frequently, but not necessarily, produced as well. Neutralizations with Arrhenius acids and bases always produce water where acid–alkali reactions produce water and a metal salt. Often, neutralization reactions are exothermic. For example, the reaction of sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid. However, forms of endothermic neutralization do exist, such as the reaction between sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid. Neutralization reactions do not necessarily imply a resultant pH of 7. The resultant pH will vary based on the respective strengths of the acid and base reactants.
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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 numerical value of neutralization in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of neutralization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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