Etymology
Advertisement

neutralization (n.)

1747, "act of neutralizing" in any sense, especially by means of something having an opposite effect, from neutralize + noun ending -ation.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of neutralization

neutralization (n.)
action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war;
the neutralization of Belgium
Synonyms: neutralisation
neutralization (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;
Synonyms: neutralisation / neutralization reaction / neutralisation reaction
neutralization (n.)
(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation);
Synonyms: neutralisation
neutralization (n.)
action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action;
Synonyms: neutralisation / counteraction
From wordnet.princeton.edu