neutralization

[noo-truh-luh-zey-shuhn, nyoo-]
noun
1.
the act, process, or an instance of neutralizing.
2.
the quality or condition of being neutralized.
3.
Linguistics. the loss of a distinctive feature of one of a pair of phonemes that are otherwise differentiated on the basis of that feature, as the loss of voice as a distinctive feature between the -t- and -d- of latter and ladder.

Origin:
1800–10; neutralize + -ation

overneutralization, noun
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neutralize or neutralise (ˈnjuːtrəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (also intr) to render or become ineffective or neutral by counteracting, mixing, etc; nullify
2.  (also intr) to make or become electrically or chemically neutral
3.  to exclude (a country) from the sphere of warfare or alliances by international agreement: the great powers neutralized Belgium in the 19th century
4.  to render (an army) incapable of further military action
 
neutralise or neutralise
 
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neutrali'zation or neutralise
 
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neutrali'sation or neutralise
 
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'neutralizer or neutralise
 
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'neutraliser or neutralise
 
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neutralization neu·tral·i·za·tion (nōō'trə-lĭ-zā'shən, nyōō'-)
n.

  1. A reaction between an acid and a base that yields a salt and water.

  2. The rendering ineffective of an action or substance, such as a drug.

  3. The change of an acid solution to neutral by titration of an alkaline solution.

  4. The change of an alkaline solution to neutral by titration of an acid solution.

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Example sentences
If you go around the countries, you can see motives for a neutralization of the conflict for a while.
On a similar tack, you can also build batteries based on the acid-base neutralization reaction.
We know when this neutralization occurred and what the strength of the density fluctuations was then.
He rejected any idea of withdrawal or neutralization.
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