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In chemistry, neutralisation means the cancellation of the (amongst other things) irritating effect of acids or alkalis (= lyes). The principle of neutralisation is founded on the fact that when an acid and an alkali are mixed, their effects are not cumulative, but rather cancel each other out. Thus an acid may be neutralised with a sufficient amount of an alkali, and an alkali with a sufficient amount of an acid.