Definitions for neutralize

Definitions for (verb) neutralize

Main entry: neutralise, neutralize

Definition: make chemically neutral

Usage: She neutralized the solution

Main entry: negate, neutralise, neutralize, nullify

Definition: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

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

Main entry: neutralise, neutralize

Definition: make incapable of military action

Main entry: neutralise, neutralize, do in, waste, knock off, liquidate

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

Usage: The mafia liquidated the informer; the double agent was neutralized

Main entry: neutralize

Definition: make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

Usage: The treaty neutralized the small republic

Main entry: counteract, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize

Definition: oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

Usage: This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues

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