1. [ noun ] (chemistry) 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_reaction neutralization_reaction neutralisation
Related terms: chemical_reaction neutralize
2. [ noun ] (politics) action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
Synonyms: neutralisation

"the neutralization of Belgium"

Related terms: nullification neutralize
3. [ noun ] (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
Synonyms: neutralisation
Related terms: destruction euphemism
4. [ noun ] action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
Synonyms: counteraction neutralisation
Related terms: nullification counteract neutralize
Similar spelling:   neutralisation