neutralization

noun
neu·tral·i·za·tion | \ˌnü-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌnyü-\

Definition of neutralization 

1 : an act or process of neutralizing

2 : the quality or state of being neutralized

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The Army has already eradicated much of its stockpile by incineration, which is cheaper per weapon than neutralization. Dan Elliott, chicagotribune.com, "Over budget and behind schedule, U.S. plant to destroy chemical weapons a hazard to workers," 29 Mar. 2018 Blue Grass will use a different type of neutralization on some weapons and will destroy others in a closed detonation chamber. Dan Elliott, chicagotribune.com, "Over budget and behind schedule, U.S. plant to destroy chemical weapons a hazard to workers," 29 Mar. 2018 During Putin’s first presidential term, Chaika headed the Ministry of Justice and oversaw the neutralization of political parties. Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic, "What the Heck is a Russian 'Crown Prosecutor'?," 11 July 2017 A salt is formed when an acid reacts with a base in the process of neutralization. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: What’s good for ice removal isn’t good for plants," 12 Feb. 2017 The third type, the plaque reduction neutralization test, or P.R.N.T., determines conclusively if a person was exposed to Zika. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "In Florida, Pregnant Women Cover Up and Stay Inside Amid Zika Fears AUG. 19, 2016," 19 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of neutralization

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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neutralization

noun
neu·tral·i·za·tion | \ˌnü-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌnyü-\

Kids Definition of neutralization

: the act or process of making chemically neutral : the state of being chemically neutral

neutralization

noun
neu·tral·iza·tion
variants: also British neutralisation \ˌn(y)ü-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of neutralization 

1 : an act or process of neutralizing

2 : the quality or state of being neutralized

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