[noo-truh-lahyz, nyoo-] /ˈnu trəˌlaɪz, ˈnyu-/
verb (used with object), neutralized, neutralizing.
to make ; cause to undergo .
to make (something) ineffective; counteract; nullify:
carelessness that neutralized our efforts.
Military. to put out of action or make incapable of action:
to neutralize an enemy position.
to declare ; invest with in order to exempt from involvement during a war:
to neutralize a city to prevent bombing.
to add an acid to a basic solution or a base to an acidic solution until the resulting solution is chemically (pH = 7).
Electricity. to render electrically or magnetically .
verb (used without object), neutralized, neutralizing.
to become or neutralized; undergo :
With this additive the solution begins to neutralize.
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to render or become ineffective or neutral by counteracting, mixing, etc; nullify
(also intransitive) to make or become electrically or chemically neutral
to exclude (a country) from the sphere of warfare or alliances by international agreement: the great powers neutralized Belgium in the 19th century
to render (an army) incapable of further military action
1734, “to render neutral” (in a chemical sense), from French neutraliser (17c.), from neutral (see neutral (adj.)). Meaning “to counterbalance, to kill by opposing” is from 1795. Related: Neutralized; neutralizing.
To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
- Neutralizing antibody
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[noo-truh l, nyoo-] /ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others: a neutral nation during World War II. 2. not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy: The arbitrator was absolutely neutral. 3. of or belonging to a neutral state or […]
noun, Philosophy. 1. the theory that mind and matter consist of different relations between entities that are themselves neither mental nor physical. noun 1. the philosophical doctrine that mind and body are both constructs of the same elements which cannot themselves be classified either as mental or physical See also monism (sense 1)
- Neutral mutation
neutral mutation n. A mutation with a negligible impact on genetic fitness.