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English definition of “neutralize”


verb [T] (STOP EFFECT) (UK usually neutralise)     /ˈnjuː.trə.laɪz/ US  /ˈnuː-/
to stop something from having an effect: to neutralize an acid/odour The aerial bombardments have neutralized the threat of artillery attacks on allied ground forces.Becoming and making less strong neutralization (UK also neutralisation)     /ˌnjuː.trə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌnuː.trə.ləˈ-/ noun [U]
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