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Neutralize Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution"
  • make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"
  • make incapable of military action
  • get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
  • make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"
  • oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Neutralize'

  • Neutralize the Threat: Neutralize the Threat is the seventh album by American metalcore band Earth Crisis. It was released on July 12, 2011 through Century Media. Earth Crisis

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'Neutralize' example sentence in quotations

* There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. - Booker T. Washington

* As a sinner I could not please God, I could not neutralize or pay for my own sin. But when God justified me by His grace He went on record declaring me righteous. He didn't wave a magic wand and declare me to be innocent. His holiness would not permit it. A basis for declaring me righteous was needed. The ground upon which my justification is built is the substitutionary death of His son, Jesus Christ. The shedding of blood demonstrates the righteousness of God 'that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus' (Rom. 326 NKJV). What a marvelous plan Man's plan of salvation by good works is offensive to God and to anyone who has been saved by God's grace. - Larry Riemersma

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Neutralize Sample Sentences in News

  • Seasonal flu vaccine induces antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu
    ( University of Chicago Medical Center ) Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations. These antibodies account for a small percentage of the total immune response, but appear to broadly neutralize H7 viruses and repres Read more on this news related to 'Neutralize'
  • Researchers show how human antibodies can neutralize Marburg virus
    Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Scripps Research Institute for the first time have shown how human antibodies can neutralize the Marburg virus, a close cousin to Ebola. Read more on this news related to 'Neutralize'
  • Traffic light food labels improve self-control: study
    While this research implies that consumers are able to exercise self-control -- perhaps more so than previously thought -- deceptive labeling practices could neutralize the effects of the traffic light system. Read more on this news related to 'Neutralize'

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