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neutralize

neu·tral·ize

neutralize

 
 
pronunciation:
nu tr laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: neutralized, neutralizes, neutralizing
definition 1: to cause to be ineffective; counteract.
synonyms:
annul, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, negate, nullify, undo, void
similar words:
cancel, counteract, negative, rescind, revoke
definition 2: to cause to be neutral.
synonyms:
cancel, offset
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become neutral.
synonyms:
balance, cancel, counterbalance, even
similar words:
countervail, normalize
derivations: neutralization (n.), neutralizer (n.)