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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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It may take you or your supplier a little up front time to screen the possibilities, but there is almost always a coagulant available that will work effectively to neutralize a particular contaminant stream, while improving efficiencies and lowering overall costs.
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For example, can resistant animals neutralize a variety of venoms or just those to which they're likely to be exposed?
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As Rabinovitch's team showed here, if you can neutralize free radicals, you not only live longer but you might free yourself of age-related health problems.
Antioxidants (such as vitamins E and C, and polyphenols) which are found naturally in foods have the ability to neutralize some of these free radicals, effectively decreasing the amount of damage they can cause.
The studies have shown that, contrary to widespread belief, it is not uncommon for people infected with HIV to naturally make antibodies that can neutralize a variety of HIV strains.
6) demonstrated that the polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against S protein of the late SARS-CoV (Urbani strain) could neutralize infection by the relevant late SARS-CoV strains.
The ground squirrels have evolved blood proteins that partially neutralize rattlesnake venom, so an adult usually doesn't die from a bite.
White water coagulants: Mills have used coagulants or low molecular weight polymers with high charge densities for many years to neutralize contaminant charge, fix dyes, promote high molecular weight retention flocculants, increase drainage, remove color, treat broke, neutralize wood containing stock, and neutralize recycle paper.
An antacid, like Maalox (R), is designed to neutralize the excess acid.
Our data confirms that antibodies to COPAXONE([R]) which develop in all patients do not neutralize the drug's biological activity and do not compromise its established sustained long term effectiveness.