neutralized neutralized  /ˈnu trə ˌlaɪzd/


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


  1. Then on guinea pigs, rabbits and monkeys they demonstrated that the extract neutralized diphtheria toxin and infantile paralysis virus, and caused scarlet fever rashes to blanch.
  2. Many offensive-smelling commodities are marketed at present with their natural odors neutralized by an odor antagonist.
  3. Since 2007, when monks led an abortive uprising, Burma's opposition has been all but neutralized by a pitiless campaign of arrests and lengthy sentences.


  1. Bruins wary of Blackhawks’ fast-moving defensemen

    During the playoffs, the Bruins have not faced a six-man defensive unit as smart, mobile, and brisk as Chicago’s. Toronto’s speed centered around its forwards. The Bruins’ forecheck neutralized New York’s ability to transition from defense to offense. Skin-tight play in the neutral zone, combined with the helter-skelter performance of ace puck mover Kris Letang, prevented the Penguins from ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. SMC President Thanks Heroism Of Police, Staff, Students

    Editor's Note: This is a letter sent from SMC president Dr. Chui Tsang on Sunday evening at about 7 pm via email. Dear Campus Community, I believe "heroism" is the word that will become associated with the events of these past few days: -- Heroism on the part of the officers who neutralized the attacker. These members of the City of Santa Monica Police Department and the Santa Monica College ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Santa Monica Mirror


  1. "I didn't know what was going on behind me, although I did hear there'd been a crash," Chavanel said at the finish. "All I know is that I gave it everything I had. But whether the stage ended up being neutralized or not, it doesn't take...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Sylvain Chavanel Source: Competitor Magazine

  2. "They have strangled the police force - they've neutralized them in terms of arms and ammunition and now they are strangling the government machinery today," Qarase said.
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Laisenia Qarase Source: Forbes

  3. "The investigation has shown that, in the Ponte Felcino mosque, there was a continued training for terrorist activity," anti-terror police head Carlo De Stefano said. "We have discovered and neutralized a real 'terror school,' which was part...
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Stefano Source: Times of India

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