Adjective "neutralise" definition and examples

(Neutralise may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnjuːtrəlʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make (something) ineffective by applying an opposite force or effect.
  1. '‘We applied a special tactic with which we neutralized the French attack,’ said the coach Hristo Iliev.'
  2. 'The ‘golden rule’ dictates that any extra spending must not be financed by higher taxation, neutralising the effect on demand.'
  3. 'Modern training methods teach us to keep shooting until the threat is neutralized, and most begin with a double-tap.'
  4. 'Self-realization and understanding is able to neutralize the effects of anger.'
  5. 'There are limits to what education can achieve when its effects are neutralized by other obstacles to development.'
  6. 'Meanwhile, two studies published in Nature this past July suggest that forests are not nearly as effective in neutralizing emissions as was thought.'
  7. 'In many ways, Booth argued, even political action is part of the strategy to neutralize employer opposition.'
  8. 'Objectivity does not depend on each of us being severally devoid of extra-disciplinary values; competition and collaboration neutralize the distorting effects of any one scholar's biases.'
  9. 'This has the odd effect of partially neutralising Dafoe's excellent performance, creating a character who is Bugs Bunny-like, capable of partaking in comic one-liners.'
  10. 'The answer is not for society to abandon religion but for the state to recognize it as private and to neutralize it as a political force.'
  11. 'splashes on skin should be neutralized immediately'
  12. 'This neutralizes carbonic acid and transports carbon dioxide in the blood.'
  13. 'Baking soda, a gentle alkaline powder, neutralizes odor-causing acids by restoring your skin's natural pH level.'
  14. '120 bombs were neutralized'
  15. 'After safely moving the dozens of innocent civilians who would likely have otherwise been killed by a blast, the police neutralized the car bomb.'
  16. 'This strategy will involve close cooperation between India, the United States and possibly Israel, in locating and neutralizing Pakistani nuclear weapons.'
  17. 'Whereas mines are factory made products, which can be neutralised by following known and relatively simple safety procedures, unexploded ordnance and booby traps must be treated individually and can be unstable and unpredictable.'
  18. 'The United States wants to neutralize North Korea's dangerous weapons but at the same time justify its missile shield on the basis of this possible security threat.'
  19. 'counter-intelligence programmes designed to neutralize individuals'
  20. 'Although short of airfields and tactical aircraft, 135 airmen neutralized the Korean rail network, forcing the North Koreans to move supplies by convoy across already overextended supply lines.'
  21. 'But all international terrorist leaders are yet to be neutralized.'

More definitions

1. to make neutral; cause to undergo neutralization.

2. to make (something) ineffective; counteract; nullify: carelessness that neutralized our efforts.

3. Military. to put out of action or make incapable of action: to neutralize an enemy position.

4. to declare neutral; invest with neutrality in order to exempt from involvement during a war: to neutralize a city to prevent bombing.

5. to add an acid to a basic solution or a base

More examples(as adjective)

"strategists can be neutralise for mps."

"emissions can be neutralise."

"rebels can be neutralise."

"phoenixes can be neutralise."

"opponents can be neutralise."

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Origin

(neutralize)Mid 17th century: from French neutraliser, from medieval Latin neutralizare, from Latin neutralis (see neutral).