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  1. neutralize

    • IPA[ˈno͞otrəˌlīz]

    美式

    • v.
      render (something) ineffective or harmless by applying an opposite force or effect;make (an acidic or alkaline substance) chemically neutral
    • verb: neutralize, 3rd person present: neutralizes, gerund or present participle: neutralizing, past tense: neutralized, past participle: neutralized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. render (something) ineffective or harmless by applying an opposite force or effect impatience at his frailty began to neutralize her fear
    • make (an acidic or alkaline substance) chemically neutral splashes on skin should be neutralized immediately
    • disarm (a bomb or similar weapon) 120 bombs were neutralized
    • a euphemistic way of saying kill or destroy, especially in a covert or military operation counter-intelligence programs designed to neutralize individuals
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    • IPA[ˈnjuːtrəlʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      make (something) ineffective by applying an opposite force or effect: impatience at his frailty began to neutralize her fear

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