Neutralize

Definition of Neutralize

Neu´tral`ize
v. t.1.To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.
[imp. & p. p. Neutralized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Neutralizing .]
So here I am neutralized again.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.(Chem.) To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base.
3.To destroy the peculiar properties or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference or inefficiency; to counteract; to render ineffective; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc.
Counter citations that neutralize each other.
- E. Everett.

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