Meaning of POLARIZE in English

POLARIZE

or polarise

■ verb

1》 Physics restrict the vibrations of (a transverse wave, especially light) wholly or partially to one direction.

2》 Physics cause to acquire polarity.

3》 [usu. as adjective ~d ] divide into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of beliefs.

Derivatives

polarizable adjective

polarization noun

~r noun

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