neutralize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “neutralize” in the English Dictionary

"neutralize" in British English

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neutralizeverb [T]

(UK usually neutralise) uk   /ˈnjuː.trə.laɪz/  us   /ˈnuː-/

neutralize verb [T] (STOP EFFECT)

to ​stop something from having an ​effect: to neutralize an ​acid/​odour The ​aerial bombardments have neutralized the ​threat of ​artilleryattacks on ​alliedgroundforces.

neutralize verb [T] (CHEMISTRY/ELECTRICITY)

to make something ​neutral: Acidity in ​soil can be neutralized by ​spreadinglime on it.
noun [U] (UK also neutralisation) uk   /ˌnjuː.trə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌnuː.trə.ləˈ-/
(Definition of neutralize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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neutralizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈnu·trəˌlɑɪz/

neutralize verb [T] (PRODUCE EFFECT)

to ​produce an ​effect that ​removes the ​effect of something ​else: Raising the ​salestax will neutralize the ​taxcut.

neutralize verb [T] (MAKE CHEMICALLY NEUTRAL)

science to ​cause a ​substance to be neither an ​acidnor a ​base: Acid in ​soil can be neutralized.
(Definition of neutralize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “neutralize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使失效, 抵消,使失效…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使失效, 抵消,使失效…
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