neutralization neutralization  /ˌnu trə lə ˈzeɪ ʃən/


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


  1. TB: Right, or at least a neutralization.
  2. The soft-line positive formula for Western survival: military neutralization of West Germany and the satellites as a first step toward the military neutralization of Europe.
  3. Chiang Kai-shek could hardly stay in Formosa during such a period of neutralization.


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  1. In a statement, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said: "Good intelligence sharing and the cooperation of the grassroots in Sulu and Basilan were largely responsible for the neutralization of the ASG leadership. More than ever, this administration is...
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: Ignacio Bunye Source: ABS CBN News

  2. "Maintaining a strategic balance will mean that our strategic deterrent forces should be able to guarantee the neutralization of any potential aggressor, no matter what modern weapons systems he possesses," Putin told top military officials.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Vladimir Putin Source: RIA Novosti

  3. "I really anticipated a little bit of a neutralization factor," Duke said. "I have been here many, many years. I've got friends here; and I used to live in Edmond, Okla., so it's a short jog for me. I've got some people in the crowd, too."
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Norm Duke Source: The Wichita Eagle

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