What does neutralize mean?

Definitions for neutralize
ˈnu trəˌlaɪz, ˈnyu-neu·tral·ize

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word neutralize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutralize(verb)

    make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

    "The treaty neutralized the small republic"

  2. neutralize, neutralise, nullify, negate(verb)

    make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

    "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"

  3. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)

    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

  4. neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in(verb)

    get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

    "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

  5. neutralize, neutralise(verb)

    make incapable of military action

  6. neutralize, neutralise(verb)

    make chemically neutral

    "She neutralized the solution"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neutralize(verb)

    to render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality

  2. Neutralize(verb)

    to render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base

  3. Neutralize(verb)

    to destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. neutraliser.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. neutralize

    1. As pertains to military operations, to render ineffective or unusable. 2. To render enemy personnel or material incapable of interfering with a particular operation. 3. To render safe mines, bombs, missiles, and booby traps. 4. To make harmless anything contaminated with a chemical agent.

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How to say neutralize in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neutralize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neutralize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of neutralize in a Sentence

  1. Booker T. Washington:

    There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

  2. Francois Hollande:

    The only goal we must have is fighting Daesh and neutralize the terrorists, there is no other goal.

  3. The Interior Ministry:

    The territory has been completely surrounded, the operation to apprehend and neutralize the criminals is under way.

  4. Nyki Giasolli:

    All these kids are alive because of( Castillo's) sacrifice and the bravery of all the boys to neutralize the threat.

  5. Herve Ladsous:

    At the start of January, we'll have to step up a gear to neutralize them in line with the U.N. Security Council mandate.

Images & Illustrations of neutralize

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