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1. neutralise

verb. make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of.

Synonyms

  • neutralize
  • nullify
  • weaken

Antonyms

  • hospitable
  • default
  • mark up
  • continue

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • neutral (English)

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2. neutralise

verb. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.

Synonyms

  • waste
  • do in
  • liquidate
  • knock off
  • kill

Antonyms

  • begin
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • neutral (English)

3. neutralise

verb. make chemically neutral.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • recuperate
  • conserve
  • providence

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • neutral (English)

4. neutralise

verb. make incapable of military action.

Synonyms

  • demilitarize
  • demilitarise

Antonyms

  • militarise
  • be born
  • switch on

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • neutral (English)

Example sentences of the word neutralise


1. Verb, base form
Since it can still be purchased elsewhere for use, you may need to neutralise the weed killer if it gets used in your garden.

2. Adverb
The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of some of Tiger Balm's ingredients also help neutralise infectious agents.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Certain processes neutralise the charge, causing the casein molecules to clump, forming curds.

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