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neutralize

 [noo´tral-īz]
to render neutral.
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neu·tra·lize

(nū'tră-līz),
To effect neutralization.
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neutralize

(no͞o′trə-līz′, nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. neutral·ized, neutral·izing, neutral·izes
1. To make neutral.
2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
3. To declare neutral and therefore inviolable during a war.
4. Chemistry
a. To make (a solution) neutral.
b. To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
5. Medicine To counteract the effect of (a drug or toxin).
6. Slang To remove as a threat, especially by killing.

neu′tral·iz′er n.
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Table 1 shows the estimated neutralisation coefficients on both contemporaneous and lagged public sector borrowing requirements, DDCGY and [DDCGY.sub.t-1], when the country sample is selected using three autonomous measures of central bank independence.
Though the ten central banks with least legal independence exhibit a significantly smaller lagged neutralisation coefficient than the ten central banks with most legal independence, neither of these groups of central banks exhibits any significant independence based on the sum of current and lagged neutralisation coefficients.
most independent) exhibit higher positive neutralisation coefficients in Table 1.
based on the estimated neutralisation coefficients, none of these groups of central banks, except for the group of seven central banks that assessed themselves as less independent in the BoE questionnaire, takes any independent action to counteract changes in the government's fiscal stance.
One tonne of Mg(OH)2 will do the same job as 1.37 tonnes of NaOH as shown, for example, by the neutralisation of sulphuric acid expressed in gram moles:
Only when these have taken part in acid neutralisation can further hydroxyl ions become available.
Overall, magnesium hydroxide is a safe and effective alkali for the neutralisation of acidic wastes, and for the precipitation of metals.
Metal ions in a mixed effluent are removed stepwise in order of their size/charge ratio as neutralisation proceeds.
As a rule of thumb, the company says a suitable treatment time for the complete precipitation of heavy metals is about 20 minutes and for the neutralisation of acids, about three to four minutes.
Because less IMP Ecomag is used in the neutralisation of acids, a reduction in total dissolved solids in the treated effluent is realised.