Pronunciation of Neutralize
/njˈuːtɹə͡lˌa͡ɪz/, /njˈuːtɹəlˌaɪz/, /n_j_ˈuː_t_ɹ_əl_ˌaɪ_z/
Synonyms for neutralize:
Sense 2 (noun)
repudiate, dissolve, divorce, refute, vitiate, destroy, invalidate, dismiss, annul, eliminate, negate, Disaffirm, eradicate, veto, extinguish, cancel, disavow, disclaim, retract, nullify, reject, revoke, undo, quash, withdraw, abolish, delete, abnegate, efface, obliterate, deny.
benumb, stupefy, impair, cripple, incapacitate, enfeeble, stun, disarm, undermine, hinder, hamper, scotch, botch, tamper, abrogate, prostrate, hobble, sap, anesthetize, hamstring, weaken, paralyze, handicap, cramp, dull, deaden, lame, vitiate, screw up, disable.
Other synonyms and related words:
rot, contaminate, assassinate, blow, bite, neutralise, antagonise, croak, consume, desolate, slay, snitch, drop, fade, dehumanize, cost, cop, make up, countercheck, glom, harm, outweigh, devastate, ware, quash, ravage, redeem, execute, languish, dent, liquidate, even up, belie, damage, waste, hook, cancel out, ice, do in, even off, avoid, void, overshadow, drive, contravene, spoil, sabotage, counterpoise, countermine, even out, countervail, scourge, antagonize, emaciate, shave, macerate, clobber, snuff, terminate, thieve, squander, taint, subvert, doom.
Usage examples for neutralize:
- Does the body, or the life that fills it, reason when it tries to get rid of, or to neutralize the effects of, a foreign substance, like a bullet, by encysting it? - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
- It will have to make the best of these circumstances, neutralize their inconveniences and utilize their advantages- in short, respond to outer actions by building up a machine which has no resemblance to them. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.
- Mr. Gladstone is not to blame for the state of Ireland; but both in Afghanistan with India and in South Africa, I think he has allowed his colleagues to neutralize his public professions, and has made compromises most calamitous. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.