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neutralization

nooh truh luh zay shuhn

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

  • If anything more was needed, it was the neutralization of Poland's other big neighbor, Soviet Russia, and Hitler had achieved that just the previous week by suddenly concluding a .
  • TB: Right, or at least a neutralization.
  • An agreement on the islands' neutralization would be bitter tea for Chiang Kaishek, but it might also be the only way to remove what Dwight Eisenhower called "the thorn in the .
Quotes

  • Ignacio Bunye in ABS CBN News
    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...
  • Vladimir Putin in RIA Novosti
    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.
  • Norm Duke in The Wichita Eagle
    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."

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