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neutralize

verb
     
Related topics: Chemistry, Government
neu‧tral‧ize also neutralise British English [transitive]
1 to prevent something from having any effect:
Rising prices neutralize increased wages.
2 technicalHC to make a substance chemically neutral:
a medicine that neutralizes the acid in the stomach
3PGPGC to make an area neutral in a war
4 to destroy something that is dangerous to you during a war
neutralization noun [uncountable]

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