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neutralize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry, Government
neutralizeneu‧tral‧ize (also neutralise British English) /ˈnjuːtrəlaɪz $ ˈnuː-/ AWL verb [transitive]  1 EFFECTIVE#to prevent something from having any effect syn balance out Rising prices neutralize increased wages.2 technicalHC to make a substance chemically neutral a medicine that neutralizes the acid in the stomach3 PGPGCto make an area neutral in a war4 to destroy something that is dangerous to you during a warneutralization /ˌnjuːtrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌnuːtrələ-/ noun [uncountable]
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neutralizeIn other words, the aim is to neutralize a troublesome feeling rather than to replace it with a positive feeling.In effect the researcher uses the null form in order to neutralize his own bias regarding outcome.The effectiveness of this measure has now been neutralized, in order to boost private welfare.Congress can try to neutralize new legislation by modifying it or delaying it.Two hot areas: products for dieters and antioxidants, which are thought to neutralize so-called free radicals that can damage cells.The priority was to neutralize the borderlands against the Whites and foreign intervention, to ensure the military security of the Republic.Recent events have done much to neutralize the influence of the right-wing.He neutralized the obscenity by touching the tip of one finger.The Oilers managed to neutralize the other team's defenses.In flight, you immediately pushed the collective fully down to neutralize the pitch angle.Government forces neutralized the rebels.This fertilizer neutralizes the salts in the soil.Even good ideas are frequently contained in banal packages that neutralize the virtues they possess.
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Verb table
neutralize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyneutralize
he, she, itneutralizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyneutralized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave neutralized
he, she, ithas neutralized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad neutralized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill neutralize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have neutralized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam neutralizing
he, she, itis neutralizing
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you, we, theyare neutralizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas neutralizing
you, we, theywere neutralizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been neutralizing
he, she, ithas been neutralizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been neutralizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be neutralizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been neutralizing
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