1. [ verb ] make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
Synonyms: neutralize negate nullify

"Her optimism neutralizes his gloom" "This action will negate the effect of my efforts"

Related terms: weaken nullification
2. [ verb ] (military) make incapable of military action
Synonyms: neutralize
Related terms: demilitarize neutralization
3. [ verb ] get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
Synonyms: knock_off liquidate do_in neutralize waste

"The mafia liquidated the informer" "the double agent was neutralized"

Related terms: kill elimination
4. [ verb ] (chemistry) make chemically neutral
Synonyms: neutralize

"She neutralized the solution"

Related terms: change neutralisation
Similar spelling:   neutralised