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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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The process is more cost effective than using seawater, which is commonly used to neutralize the residue.
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the baking powder dissolves in water, the acid and base react, neutralize each other, and produce [CO.sub.2] bubbles to make the dough rise.
In part, the logic of the two-party system that arose in the 1830s helped neutralize popular insurgency and made democracy safe for capitalism by channeling sections of the democratic majority into other parties.
It aims to destroy all PKK hideouts in the region and neutralize the last terrorist there, the minister said while inspecting the Turkish military troops in the southern Hakkari province, near the borders with Iraq.
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The Turkish Chief of Staff said in a statement, according to the Anatolia news agency that "its fighters raided, at dawn today, 3 sites of the PKK in Zab." The statement added: "The bombing led to the destruction of three sites that were used as shelters and hiding places by the PKK and neutralize / 5 / of them."/ End