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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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All the neutralising materials were graded to 2 mm.
Properties of selected neutralising materials Neutralising materials Particle size (mm) Limestone [is less than or equal to] 2.0 Dolomite [is less than or equal to] 2.0 Fluidised bed boiler ash [is less than or equal to] 2.0 Reactive phosphate rock [is less than or equal to] 2.0 Neutralising materials Equivalent Acid-neutralising Ca[CO.sub.3] capacity (%) (kg Ca[CO.sub.3]/t) Limestone 95 1010 Dolomite 114 1135 Fluidised bed boiler ash 42 438 Reactive phosphate rock 27 689(A)
Neutralising material requirements: an incubation study
Air-dried pitwall rock bulk samples of 200 g were weighed into the plastic bags and mixed with varying Ca[CO.sub.3] equivalent rates ([C.sub.ER]) of the 4 neutralising materials used, and incubated at 20 [degrees] C for 90 days.
Neutralising material requirements of the pitwall rock
After the 90-day incubation, the rise in pH of the pitwall rock with increasing [C.sub.ER] of neutralising materials followed a sigmoidal type log function of the form:
The requirements of neutralising materials to raise the pH of pitwall rock incubated for 90 days to [is greater than] 6.0 predicted from the function are presented in Table 4.
Neutralising material required to raise pH above 6.0 in pitwall rock
[LR.sub.Buffer], buffer rate lime requirement; [LR.sub.Total], total lime requirement; LST, limestone; DOL, dolomite; FBA, fluidised bed boiler ash; RPR, reactive phosphate rock Neutralising [LR.sub.Buffer] Ca[CO.sub.3] materials (kg Ca[CO.sub.3]/t) equivalent (%) Ca[CO.sub.3] 29 100 LST 32 95 DOL 25 114 FBA 30 42 RPR(A) 88 27 Neutralising Actual rate [LR.sub.Total] materials (kg/t) (kg/t) Ca[CO.sub.3] 29 111 LST 34 120 DOL 22 94 FBA 71 266 RPR(A0 326 630
Elicitation of neutralising antibody is a much sought goal for an HIV/AIDS vaccine, said Dr Harriet Robinson, GeoVax's chief scientific officer, adding that the field has been trying to achieve this goal by re-engineering the HIV envelope protein that mediates entry into cells.
GeoVax is extremely pleased that its natural form of the HIV envelope protein can elicit neutralising Ab for tier 2 viruses Dr Robinson continued.
Using their current data and further experimentation on the neutralising antibodies of CAP256, members of the research team hope to derive a better formula to create a vaccine for the virus.