neutralization

noun

neu·​tral·​i·​za·​tion ˌnü-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce neutralization (audio)
ˌnyü-
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 The company’s products provide protection against external and internal cyber threats and enable detection and neutralization of attacks. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 By January 2024, the odor neutralization system will be expanded at a cost of $1.05 million, said Alex Fore, the public and intergovernmental affairs officer for MWRD. Hank Sanders, Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 From these five, antibody candidates 12-16 and 12-19 demonstrated the strongest neutralization. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 The neutralization process was settled on in 2006 after outcry from residents and environmental groups that objected to the weapons being burned to eliminate the deadly chemicals. Dylan Lovan, The Courier-Journal, 8 June 2023 These treatments consistently provide strong neutralization and protection. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Sera from patient 12 demonstrated the highest levels of neutralization. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Data from other neutralization studies are expected to be released soon, the result of a fast and furious global rally to understand the latest variant threat. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 10 Dec. 2021 This machinery is highly conserved across betacoronaviruses and may explain why this panel is highly broad in binding and neutralization capabilities. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of neutralization was in 1796

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“Neutralization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutralization. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

neutralization

noun
neu·​tral·​iza·​tion
variants also British neutralisation
1
: an act or process of neutralizing
2
: the quality or state of being neutralized

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