neutralization


neutralization

noun

  1. the act, process, or an instance of neutralizing.
  2. the quality or condition of being neutralized.
  3. Linguistics. the loss of a distinctive feature of one of a pair of phonemes that are otherwise differentiated on the basis of that feature, as the loss of voice as a distinctive feature between the -t- and -d- of latter and ladder.

n.1747, from neutralize + -ation. n.

  1. A reaction between an acid and a base that yields a salt and water.
  2. The rendering ineffective of an action or substance, such as a drug.
  3. The change of an acid solution to neutral by titration of an alkaline solution.
  4. The change of an alkaline solution to neutral by titration of an acid solution.

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