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    The individual who drove the truck was neutralized

    What does neutralized mean here? She-male?

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    The identity of the driver was not disclosed. The French Interior Ministry issued a statement on Twitter confirming the driver of the truck was dead. “The individual who drove the truck was neutralized,” the statement added. “The investigation will determine whether he acted alone.”
    Cazeneuve refused to confirm reports that an ID card was recovered after police fatally shot the truck, saying simply that, "the identification of the criminal is in progress.”

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    Re: The individual who drove the truck was neutralized

    No, but that's an interesting guess! It means incapacitated. The police 'neutralized'/incapacitated him by killing him, I suppose. He wasn't neutralized before the attack.

    PS: You're thinking of "neutered".
    Last edited by Raymott; 15-Jul-2016 at 16:09. Reason: Add a PS

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    Re: The individual who drove the truck was neutralized

    I've noticed a few instances recently where someone is referred to as having been "neutralised" - in each case, it has been when someone committing an atrocity has been killed by the police or the military.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The individual who drove the truck was neutralized

    It probably originates in the idea that the threat/danger has been neutralized.

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    Re: The individual who drove the truck was neutralized

    Exactly. And it serves as a bit of euphemism for simply saying that he has been killed.

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