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polarize

po·lar·ize

polarize

 
 
pronunciation:
po l raIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: polarized, polarizes, polarizing
definition 1: to cause similar vibrations of (light waves or the like) to move in one plane or direction.
definition 2: to induce polarity in; cause to concentrate around opposite points.
An unpopular war can polarize a nation's people.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become concentrated around opposite points.
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derivations: polarizable (adj.), polarizer (n.)