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Verb: polarize  'pow-lu,rIz
  1. (physics) cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
    "polarize light waves";
    - polarise [Brit]
     
  2. Cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    - polarise [Brit]
     
  3. Become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
    - polarise [Brit]

Derived forms: polarized, polarizing, polarizes

Type of: alter, change, disunite, divide, modify, part, separate

Encyclopedia: Polarize