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English definition of “neutralize”

neutralize

verb [T]  /ˈnu·trəˌlɑɪz/ us  

neutralize verb [T] (PRODUCE EFFECT)

to produce an effect that removes the effect of something else: Raising the sales tax will neutralize the tax cut.

neutralize verb [T] (MAKE CHEMICALLY NEUTRAL)

science to cause a substance to be neither an acid nor a base: Acid in soil can be neutralized.
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