neutralise

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See also: neutralisé

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From French neutraliser. Surface etymology is neutral +‎ -ise

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neutralise (third-person singular simple present neutralises, present participle neutralising, simple past and past participle neutralised)

  1. (transitive) To make inactive or ineffective.
    The antidote neutralised the toxin.
  2. (transitive) To make (a territory, etc.) politically neutral.
    • 1965, United States. Congress. Senate, Hearings (volume 1, page 77)
      All the powers involved are committed not only to stay out of a given territory, but also to reenter it if any one of them violates the independence of the neutralized country.

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neutralise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of neutraliser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of neutraliser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of neutraliser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of neutraliser
  5. second-person singular imperative of neutraliser