Definition of neutralize
- propaganda that is difficult to neutralize
- \t\ and \d\ are neutralized when pronounced as flaps
The soldiers tried to neutralize the attack by dividing the invading army.
This medicine neutralizes stomach acids.
The lands between the warring countries were neutralized.
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: to stop (someone or something) from being effective or harmful
: to cause (a chemical) to be neither an acid nor a base
: to make (something, such as a country or area) neutral during a war
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