HyperDic: neutralization

English > 4 senses of the word neutralization:
NOUNactneutralization, neutralisationaction intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
processneutralization, neutralisation, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reactiona chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt
actneutralization, neutralisation(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
actneutralization, neutralisation, counteractionaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
neutralization > pronunciation
Soundsnuw.trahlahzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > neutralization: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningaction intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war.
Example"the neutralization of Belgium"
Synonymneutralisation
Broadernullification, overrideThe act of nullifying
Spanishneutralización
Catalanneutralització
Verbsneutralizemake incapable of military action
neutralizemake politically neutral and thus inoffensive
English > neutralization: 4 senses > noun 2, 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.
Synonymsneutralisation, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reaction
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Spanishneutralización
Catalanneutralització
Verbsneutralizemake chemically neutral
English > neutralization: 4 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation).
Synonymneutralisation
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 > neutralization: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action.
Synonymsneutralisation, counteraction
Broadernullification, overrideThe act of nullifying
Spanishneutralización
Catalanneutralització
Verbsneutralizemake ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
neutralizeoppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

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