HyperDic: neutralisation

English > 4 senses of the word neutralisation:
NOUNprocessneutralisation, neutralization, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reactiona chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt
actneutralisation, neutralization(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
actneutralisation, neutralizationaction intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
actneutralisation, neutralization, counteractionaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
English > neutralisation: 4 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA 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.
Synonymsneutralization, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reaction
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Spanishneutralización
Catalanneutralització
Verbsneutralisemake chemically neutral
English > neutralisation: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation).
Synonymneutralization
Broaderdestruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Usage ofeuphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
English > neutralisation: 4 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningaction intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war.
Synonymneutralization
Broadernullification, overrideThe act of nullifying
Spanishneutralización
Catalanneutralització
Verbsneutralisemake incapable of military action
English > neutralisation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action.
Synonymsneutralization, counteraction
Broadernullification, overrideThe act of nullifying
Spanishneutralización
Catalanneutralització
Verbsneutralisemake ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

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