Definitions of neutralize

  1. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make incapable of military action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To make of no effect or to counteract; as, to neutralize the effects of a poison; render inactive; to declare by treaty to be free from taking sides. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. To render ineffective. 2. To effect neutralization. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. To counteract or render a drug inoperative. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. To render neutral or indifferent: to render of no effect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. NEUTRALIZER, NEUTRALIZATION. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To render neutral; to render inert, inactive, or of no effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To render neutral; i. e., to counteract acidity or alkalinity by adding alkalies or acids. Neutralization, the act or process of neutralizing. na
  17. Counterbalance, render ineffective by opposite force or effect; exempt or exclude (place) from sphere of hostilities. Hence neutralization n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. To deprive of acid or alkaline qualities. American pocket medical dictionary.