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neutralize

[′nü·trə‚līz]
(chemistry)
To make a solution neutral (neither acidic nor basic, pH of 7) by adding a base to an acidic solution, or an acid to a basic solution.
(electronics)
To nullify oscillation-producing voltage feedback from the output to the input of an amplifier through tube interelectrode capacitances; an external feedback path is used to produce at the input a voltage that is equal in magnitude but opposite in phase to that fed back through the interelectrode capacitance.
(optics)
To place a lens in contact with other lenses of equal and opposite power so that the combination has zero power.
(ordnance)
To destroy or reduce the effectiveness of enemy personnel and materiel by gunfire, bombing, or any other means.
To make a toxic chemical agent harmless by chemical action.
To disarm or otherwise render safe a mine, bomb, missile, or booby trap.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

neutralize

To render an enemy force, installation, action, operation, or the like ineffective by military action. It does not necessarily involve destruction, as an airfield may be neutralized for a short period of time by cratering the runways.
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The terrorists were neutralised at Northern Iraq's Hakurk region while they were reportedly plotting to carry out an attack on Turkish military bases, as reported by the Anadolu Agency.
Turkish Armed Forces have neutralised 50 terrorists in northern Iraq since March 10.
Here, 'neutralised' implies the terrorists either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Under operation 'Olive Branch' 3,213 terrorists have been neutralised till now.
Ankara [Turkey], Feb 16 ( ANI ): Turkey neutralised at least 1,551 terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK) and Islamic State (IS) group in a military operation in Syria's Afrin region, the Turkish military said in a statement on Friday.
The word "neutralised" may refer to that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Ankara [Turkey], Feb 13 ( ANI ): Turkey neutralised at least 1,439 terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK) and Islamic State (IS) group in an operation in Syria's Afrin region, the Turkish military said in a statement on Tuesday.
In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said Turkish Armed Forces' neutralised around 70 terrorists in Monday's airstrikes, the Anadolu news agency reported.
Ankara [Turkey], Feb 08 ( ANI ): Turkish General Staff on Thursday said that they have neutralised at least 1028 terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK) and Islamic State (IS) group in an operation in Syria's Afrin region.
In a statement, the military said Turkish Armed Forces had "neutralised" 29 PYD/PKK and IS terrorists in airstrikes that were carried out overnight.
3 (ANI): Turkish General Staff on Saturday informed that around 900 terrorists were "neutralised" in an operation against the insurgents in Syria's Afrin region.
3 ( ANI ): Turkish General Staff on Saturday informed that around 900 terrorists were "neutralised" in an operation against the insurgents in Syria's Afrin region.