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[noo-truh-luh-zey-shuh n, nyoo-] /ˌnu trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu-/
the act, process, or an instance of neutralizing.
the quality or condition of being neutralized.
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.
1800-10; neutralize + -ation
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overneutralization, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neutralization
  • 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.
  • neutralization with a base weaker than the acid results in a weakly acidic salt.
Word Origin and History for neutralization

1747, from neutralize + -ation.

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neutralization in Medicine

neutralization neu·tral·i·za·tion (nōō'trə-lĭ-zā'shən, nyōō'-)

  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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