neutralization

noun
neu·​tral·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌnü-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce neutralization (audio) , ˌnyü- \

Definition of neutralization

1 : an act or process of neutralizing
2 : the quality or state of being neutralized

Examples of neutralization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Low unemployment, trade deals, the neutralization of American enemies overseas, and the absence of a major domestic or foreign crisis should make Trump the 2020 favorite. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "A confrontation for the ages: Trump to deliver State of the Union to a Congress that tried to fire him," 4 Feb. 2020 The second affect is the chimera effect, this is what causes a kind of gravity simulation of gravity neutralization because you are stabilized in 3D space. Laraib Hashmi, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands resident and doctor creates technology for flying vehicles," 17 Dec. 2019 Like virtually all disabilities, stuttering has long been viewed through a medical lens—as a pathology in search of neutralization, an obstacle to a successful life. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Beauty of “Bl-Bl-Bl-Blue Moon”," 8 Nov. 2019 This antibody is now being used to identify target epitopes on haemagglutinin that can be exploited to achieve far-reaching virus neutralization for both prevention and treatment. Michael Eisenstein, Scientific American, "Towards a universal flu vaccine," 18 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of neutralization

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Feb 2020

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“Neutralization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutralization. Accessed 2 Apr. 2020.

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neutralization

noun
neu·​tral·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌnü-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce neutralization (audio) , 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 How to pronounce neutralisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of neutralization

1 : an act or process of neutralizing
2 : the quality or state of being neutralized

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