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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 neu·tral·ize /ˈnutrəˌlaɪz, ˈnju-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 neu·tral·ize /ˈn(j)utrəˌlaɪz/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Neu·tral·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Neutralized p. pr. & vb. n. Neutralizing ]
 1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.
    So here I am neutralized again.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. Chem. To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base.
 3. To destroy the peculiar properties or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference or inefficiency; to counteract; to render ineffective; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc.
    Counter citations that neutralize each other.   --E. Everett.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty
           neutralized the small republic"
      2: make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her
         optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate
         the effect of my efforts" [syn: neutralise, nullify, negate]
      3: oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions;
         "This will counteract the foolish actions of my
         colleagues" [syn: counteract, countervail, counterbalance]
      4: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The
         mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was
         neutralized" [syn: neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock
         off, do in]
      5: make incapable of military action [syn: neutralise]
      6: make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution"
         [syn: neutralise]