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Meaning of word neutralize from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

neutralize   verb

Meaning : Make politically neutral and thus inoffensive.

Example : The treaty neutralized the small republic.

Meaning : Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of.

Example : Her optimism neutralizes his gloom.
This action will negate the effect of my efforts.

Synonyms : negate, neutralise, nullify

Meaning : Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.

Example : This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues.

Synonyms : counteract, counterbalance, countervail

Meaning : Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.

Example : The mafia liquidated the informer.
The double agent was neutralized.

Synonyms : do in, knock off, liquidate, neutralise, waste

Meaning : Make incapable of military action.

Synonyms : neutralise

Meaning : Make chemically neutral.

Example : She neutralized the solution.

Synonyms : neutralise