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 None of these controls demonstrated neutralization titers against Covid-19. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Overall neutralization levels against BA.4 and BA.5 were five-fold higher in vaccinated people compared to those who were unvaccinated. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 2 May 2022 Since only the prefusion form contains the most neutralization-sensitive binding sites, the vaccine was not effective. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 3 May 2022 The research speculates that neutralization is preserved as the interaction between the antibody and the receptor occurs over so many contacts. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 By way of comparison, the World Health Organization uses an 8-fold drop in neutralization as the threshold for the loss of protection that requires an update to seasonal influenza vaccines. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 3 May 2022 Prefusion F also has additional neutralization target sites which are not yet named but shown in dark orange in Figure 3. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Several studies have demonstrated that neutralizing antibodies are a strong correlate for protection against symptomatic infection with Covid-19 and its variants, with boosters enhancing neutralization. Tasnim Ahmed, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 As companies are faced with social pressure to behave more responsibly, carbon footprint neutralization demand will increase. Pedro Uria Recio, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of neutralization

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jun 2022

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“Neutralization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutralization. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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 neutralization (audio) \

Medical Definition of neutralization

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

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