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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Neutralize  \Neu"tral*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Neutralized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Neutralizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  neutraliser.] 
  1.  To  render  neutral;  to  reduce  to  a  state  of  neutrality. 
  So  here  I  am  neutralized  again  --Sir  W. 
  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  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 
  Counter  citations  that  neutralize  each  other  --E. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  politically  neutral 
  2:  make  ineffective  by  counterbalancing  the  effect  of  "Her 
  optimism  neutralizes  his  gloom"  [syn:  {nullify}] 
  3:  oppose  and  mitigate  the  effects  of  by  contrary  actions; 
  "This  will  counteract  the  foolish  actions  of  my 
  colleagues"  [syn:  {counteract},  {countervail},  {counterbalance}] 
  4:  make  incapable  of  military  action 
  5:  make  chemically  neutral;  "She  neutralized  the  solution" 

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