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.trə.laɪz/

(Definition of “neutralize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"neutralize" in American English

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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 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.

(Definition of “neutralize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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