neutralised neutralised

Definition(s):

  • (adj) made neutral in some respect; deprived of distinctive characteristics

Usage(s):

  • GWB very helpfully neutralised those threats but now they have a couple of hundred thousand US troops on either side of them instead, which is not necessarily an improvement.

News

  • Ruthless Djokovic and Williams march on

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued to match title rival Andy Murray stride for stride with a nonchalant march into the last 16 as the leading seeds flourished in the Wimbledon sunshine on Saturday. The Serbian world number one neutralised Frenchman Jeremy Chardy with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in 86 minutes and, like Murray, has now won all nine sets he has played. ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I didn't know what was going on behind me, although I did hear there'd been a crash. All I know is that I gave it everything I had," he said. "But whether the stage ended up being neutralised or not, it doesn't take anything away from my...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Sylvain Chavanel Source: BBC Sport

  2. "There is virtually a coup now taking place," Mr Qarase told New ZealandRadio. "They have strangled the police force, neutralised them; and now they are strangling the government machinery."
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Laisenia Qarase Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "The investigation has shown that...... there was a continued training for terrorist activity," anti-terrorism police head Carlo De Stefano said. "We have discovered and neutralised a real 'terror school,' which was part of a widespread...
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Stefano Source: BBC News

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