Definition of Neutralization

1. Noun. Action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war. "The neutralization of Belgium"

Exact synonyms: Neutralisation
Generic synonyms: Nullification, Override
Derivative terms: Neutralise, Neutralize, Neutralize

2. Noun. A chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water.

3. Noun. (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation).
Exact synonyms: Neutralisation
Generic synonyms: Destruction, Devastation
Language type: Euphemism

4. Noun. Action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action.
Exact synonyms: Counteraction, Neutralisation
Generic synonyms: Nullification, Override
Derivative terms: Counteract, Neutralise, Neutralize, Neutralize

Definition of Neutralization

1. n. The act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being neutralized.

Definition of Neutralization

1. Noun. (American spelling) (alternative spelling of (neutralisation)) ¹

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Definition of Neutralization

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Medical Definition of Neutralization

1. 1. The act or process of neutralising, or the state of being neutralized. 2. The act or process by which an acid and a base are combined in such proportions that the resulting compound is neutral. See Neutral. Origin: Cf. F. Neutralisation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neutralization

neutralization (current term)
neutralization fire
neutralization plate
neutralization reaction
neutralization test
neutralization tests
neutralizing antibody

Literary usage of Neutralization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"base is dissociated, the process of neutralization could proceed oi>ly until all the dissociated substance had reacted; were it not for the fact that as ..."

2. A New Era in Chemistry: Some of the More Important Developments in General by Harry Clary Jones (1913)
"The constant heat of neutralization of dilute solutions of strong acids and ... Before we had the theory, we had as many problems of neutralization to deal ..."

3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1908)
"neutralization VERSUS IMPERIALISM The article on " neutralization " in the April number of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, written by a prominent ..."

4. World Organization as Affected by the Nature of the Modern State by David Jayne Hill (1911)
"THE PRINCIPLE OP neutralization Independent States, which have proved ... During the entire period since the neutralization of the three countries just ..."

5. International Law and the World War by James Wilford Garner (1920)
"with the status of neutralization,1 and this view is held by many writers.2 ... The purpose and effect of neutralization is not to destroy the sovereignty ..."

6. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"neutralization OF CULTURE MEDIA neutralization, or properly titration, of most culture media is required. It is required in order that definite standards ..."

7. Inorganic Chemistry by Ira Remsen (1898)
"This act of neutralization is an extremely important one, with which we have ... A Study of the Act of neutralization.—The fact having been learned that ..."

8. The Principles of International Law by Thomas Joseph Lawrence (1910)
"trality is the essence of neutralization. This condition has been imposed on states, on provinces, and on waterways, and it effects so ..."

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