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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, neutralization reaction.
(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation).  Synonym: neutralization.
Action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war.  Synonym: neutralization.
Action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action.  Synonyms: counteraction, neutralization.

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... falls below the mouths of the pipes L1 and L2, and so cuts off the supply of water to the generating chambers. The gas passes from the holder B through the pipe with outlet-cock T to a washer containing an acid solution for the neutralisation of ammonia, then through a purifier containing a "special mixture of chloride of lime." After that through a tower packed with lime, and finally through a pressure regulator, the outlet of which is connected to the service-pipe. ...
— Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation And Use • F. H. Leeds and W. J. Atkinson Butterfield

Words linked to "Neutralisation" :   override, neutralise, destruction, chemical reaction, counteraction, euphemism, nullification, neutralisation reaction, devastation, reaction

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