Translation of neutralize in Spanish:


neutralizar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈn(j)utrəˌlaɪz//ˈnjuːtrəlʌɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Chemistry Electricity
    • Baking soda, a gentle alkaline powder, neutralizes odor-causing acids by restoring your skin's natural pH level.
    • It is also the opposite of baking and washing soda; it is acidic and therefore neutralizes alkaline or caustic substances.
    • This neutralizes carbonic acid and transports carbon dioxide in the blood.
    • Alkali-resistant paints should be used and a zinc chloride or zinc sulfate solution may need to be applied to the wall to neutralize the surface.
    • The stop bath's acidic nature rapidly neutralizes any alkaline developer which has not been removed.
  • 2

    (effect/forces/threat) neutralizar
    (forces/effect/threat) anular
    • When companies institute them, performance improves enough that the effects of dilution are neutralized, and the existing shareholders wind up doing as well as, or better than, they did before the issuance of the options.
    • But all international terrorist leaders are yet to be neutralized.
    • Objectivity does not depend on each of us being severally devoid of extra-disciplinary values; competition and collaboration neutralize the distorting effects of any one scholar's biases.
    • There are limits to what education can achieve when its effects are neutralized by other obstacles to development.
    • Given the extent of this hostility to the creation of ‘fatherless’ children, some concession was needed in order to neutralise parliamentary opposition to the bill.
    • The conversion of major trunk carriers such as Continental and United and smaller airlines such as Hughes Airwest and Frontier, drove a wedge through the airlines and neutralized the ATA as an opposition force.
    • The traditional military aims to destroy, defeat, or neutralize the enemy's military capability, and this remains a fundamental concept.
    • Meanwhile, two studies published in Nature this past July suggest that forests are not nearly as effective in neutralizing emissions as was thought.
    • In many ways, Booth argued, even political action is part of the strategy to neutralize employer opposition.
    • The woman throws away the blade and whips out a gun, though not before I have neutralised her attempt at deadly physical force.
    • The ‘golden rule’ dictates that any extra spending must not be financed by higher taxation, neutralising the effect on demand.
    • Again hospital treatment is necessary to neutralise these effects.
    • But al Qaeda and its allies are a real danger to the United States, and these foes cannot be neutralized by military might alone.
    • This has the odd effect of partially neutralising Dafoe's excellent performance, creating a character who is Bugs Bunny-like, capable of partaking in comic one-liners.
    • In addition, any other effects of cortisol are neutralized by RU - 486.
    • This will neutralise the effect on domestic demand.
    • ‘Events on Thursday seemed to neutralise this effect,’ said a British official.
    • In each case, the machinery of government was used against the citizens to consolidate power and neutralise opposition.
    • Modern training methods teach us to keep shooting until the threat is neutralized, and most begin with a double-tap.
    • The answer is not for society to abandon religion but for the state to recognize it as private and to neutralize it as a political force.
    • Self-realization and understanding is able to neutralize the effects of anger.
    • Although short of airfields and tactical aircraft, 135 airmen neutralized the Korean rail network, forcing the North Koreans to move supplies by convoy across already overextended supply lines.
    • ‘We applied a special tactic with which we neutralized the French attack,’ said the coach Hristo Iliev.
    • Assassination not only neutralizes the dead man, it also forces other terrorists to go underground.
    • Winfield has excellent coverage skills and often was able to neutralize the slot receiver opposite him.