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Verb: neutralise  'n(y)oo-tru,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: neutralize)
  1. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    "the double agent was neutralised";
    - neutralize, liquidate, waste, knock off [informal], do in
  2. Make incapable of military action
    - neutralize
  3. Make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
    "Her optimism neutralises his gloom";
    - neutralize, nullify, negate
  4. Make chemically neutral
    "She neutralised the solution";
    - neutralize
  5. Make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
    "The treaty neutralised the small republic";
    - neutralize
  6. Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
    "This will neutralise the foolish actions of my colleagues";
    - counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance

Derived forms: neutralises, neutralised, neutralising

Type of: alter, cancel, change, demilitarise [Brit], demilitarize, kill, modify, offset, set off, weaken