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neutralization

[noo-truh-luh-zey-shuh n, nyoo-] /ˌnu trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu-/
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 of neutralization
1800-1810
1800-10; neutralize + -ation
Related forms
overneutralization, noun
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n.

1747, from neutralize + -ation.

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neutralization in Medicine

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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