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Meaning of NEUTRALIZATION

Pronunciation:  `nootruli'zeyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
  2. [n]  action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war; "the neutralization of Belgium"
  3. [n]  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
 

NEUTRALIZATION is a 14 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: counteraction, neutralisation, neutralisation, neutralisation reaction, neutralization reaction
 
 See Also: chemical reaction, nullification, override, reaction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Neu`tral*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F. neutralisation.]
1. The act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being
   neutralized.

2. (Chem.) The act or process by which an acid and a base are
   combined in such proportions that the resulting compound
   is neutral. See {Neutral}, a., 4.

 

 

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