neutralize (neutralizes, present participle neutralizing; past and past participle neutralized)

  1. (transitive) To make even, inactive or ineffective.
    The antidote neutralised the toxin.
  2. (transitive) To make (a territory, etc.) politically neutral.
    • 1965, United States. Congress. Senate, Hearings (volume 1, page 77)
  3. (transitive, chemistry) To make (an acidic or alkaline substance) chemically neutral.
    • All the powers involved are committed not only to stay out of a given territory, but also to reenter it if any one of them violates the independence of the neutralized country.
  4. (transitive, military, euphemism) To kill.
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