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Broad ApplicationsPlay
Use 'neutralize' to describe making various harmful things harmless, not just physical objects. SlideA well-crafted apology can neutralize resentment.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
'Neutralize' can be used metaphorically to talk about reducing an effect or influence. SlideThe company's new policy neutralized consumer complaints.