neutralisation neutralisation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a 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
  2. (n) (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
  3. (n) action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
  4. (n) action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action

Quotes

  1. "I think that the incidents linked to the neutralisation put some questions on the table regarding how to manage situations like this and the eventual penalties linked to them," said Domenicali. "We have to ensure that our sport remains...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Stefano Domenicali Source: InTheNews.co.uk

  2. "It's not an ordinary development. It was planned years ago. We had information in 2001 that terrorists wanted to strike the fountainhead of Indian nationalism. In fact, the intelligence led to the neutralisation of a terror group near Mumbai,"...
    on Jun 1, 2006 By: LK Advani Source: Times of India

  3. "The neutralisation, disarmament and demobilization of these genocidal forces cannot be done alone by DRC (Congo) ...... Africa must commit itself in the neutralization of these genocidal groups," said Seyoum, implying a regional force would...
    on Dec 7, 2004 By: Seyoum Mesfin Source: Jamaica Observer

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