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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.

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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A friend had told her that I had developed an electro-magnetic field neutraliser and wanted to trial it for her husband.
I agreed and 12 months later, the lady told me that, since the introduction of the Neutraliser, her husband had not experienced any fits whatsoever.
Mr Hardiman said people who had used the Neutraliser said it had also helped them overcome asthma attacks, end sleepless nights and prevent their children becoming hyperactive.
Mr Hardiman said the Neutraliser will not cure a carpet that has already been spoiled by electro-magnetic fields, but will prevent new patches occurring.
Sales director John Bentley and director Ian Hardiman with the Neutralec Neutraliser