from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To partially or completely eliminate or counteract the polarization of.
- transitive v. To demagnetize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove the polarization from something
- v. To demagnetize
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of polarity; to reduce to an unpolarized condition.
- transitive v. To free from polarization, as the negative plate of the voltaic battery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of polarity; remove the effects of polarity from.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. eliminate the polarization of
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MB: You frequently quote the organizer Saul Alinsky about the need for organizers to be "well-integrated schizoids" -- ready to polarize to mobilize and then depolarize to settle.
Effects of stimulation of the GABA receptor produces increased conductance of chloride ions intracellularly via the chloride channel thereby shunting electrical currents that would otherwise depolarize the membrane.
In 2003 they published a paper with a bold claim: “ChR2 [a variant of channelrhodopsin] may be used to depolarize [that is, excite] animal cells… simply by illumination.”
This in turns regulates the ion channels in the cell membrane to allow sodium ions into the cell to depolarize it.
AVLON: What the president needs to do tomorrow night is depolarize the debate.
But it's up to the president to depolarize this debate by putting forward a bipartisan bill and showing the kind of leadership he campaigned on.
He has deep advantage in just a couple of months to depolarize the most contentious, and one of the most contentious issues in this decade.
So, he needs to restore his credibility as someone who can be a bridge builder, someone who can lead in a different way and depolarize this debate.
AVLON: What the president needs to do is depolarize this debate, re-center this debate, and show that he understands ...
In short, it was known that odorants depolarize, and thereby activate, olfactory sensory neurons in the nose.