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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of neutralise.

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Examples

  • Indian navy ship 'neutralises' pirates in Gulf of Aden

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  • This neutralises the pain and unhappy emotion and leaves you with a clear conscience.

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  • It's manifestly absurd, yet written with an infectious bibliophile glee that somehow neutralises all cynicism.

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  • The juxtaposition of advertisements with wisdom neutralises the latter.

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  • This dark and complex world that has begun its transfer to cinemas to some extent neutralises the moral messages of older Marvel characters like Iron Man, where the issues are very much about Cold War dichotomies and battling your inner demons.

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  • People will assume you did, and they may even assume you did more of the thing or more extreme forms of the thing than you actually did but if it neutralises it as an issue after a few weeks then job done.

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  • Not only is it a way to express thanks to our loyal friends, but it also neutralises barky and aggressive dogs encountered in the neighbourhood, so be sure and carry a few extra for making new friends.

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  • Putting Lincoln on the table partly neutralises that assumption.

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  • Vern points to On Deadly Ground as being a vital point in Seagal's movie development, namely the legendary bar fight scene where, having defeated his goons, Seagal suddenly neutralises the bad guy a lackey of, almost unbelievably, Michael Caine by playing a weird game with him and then engaging him in a debate about if it is possible to change the essence of a man whilst stirring, epic music plays in the background.

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  • Letting the story roll for longer than is necessary neutralises the narrative that Brown is a ditherer who cannot make a decision.

    Whether she's guilty doesn't matter anymore

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