What does neutralize mean?

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

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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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. neutraliser.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. neutraliser.]

  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

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  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. Dean Cheng:

    There is clearly ongoing tension between the U.S. and Russia, in space but also on the ground. The Russian annexation of Crimea, its support for little green men in eastern Ukraine, its pressure on Georgia and the Baltic states, all indicate that its relations with the West will remain tense for the foreseeable future, space reflects terrestrial tensions, and it is likely that there will be further tests of new Russian weapons, as they would want to neutralize the American space advantage in any conflict.

  2. Larry Riemersma:

    As a sinner I could not please God, I could not neutralize or pay for my own sin. But when God justified me by His grace He went on record declaring me righteous. He didn't wave a magic wand and declare me to be innocent. His holiness would not permit it. A basis for declaring me righteous was needed. The ground upon which my justification is built is the substitutionary death of His son, Jesus Christ. The shedding of blood demonstrates the righteousness of God 'that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus' (Rom. 326 NKJV). What a marvelous plan Man's plan of salvation by good works is offensive to God and to anyone who has been saved by God's grace.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We are going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time, we began our fight against al Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than that and we think we have an ability to do that.

  4. Flemming Jegbjærg Nielsen:

    There will be a need to inject liquidity in interbank market to neutralize the impact from foreign exchange intervention.

  5. State John Kerry:

    We began our fight against al Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than that and we think we have an ability to do that.

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