from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To induce polarization in or impart polarity to.
- intransitive verb To design so as to permit light only of a certain polarization.
- intransitive verb To cause to divide into two conflicting or opposing groups.
- intransitive verb To acquire polarity.
- intransitive verb To cause polarization of light or permit light of a certain polarization.
- intransitive verb To become divided into two conflicting or opposing groups.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In electricity, to fall off in electromotive force, as a voltaic cell, by the liberation of hydrogen at the positive terminal.
- To develop polarization in, as in a ray of light which is acted upon by certain media and surfaces; give polarity to. See
- In electricity, to coat with a film of gas, as the negative plate in a voltaic cell. Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To communicate polarity to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive, US To cause to have a
- verb transitive, US To cause a group to be divided into extremes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
- verb cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
- verb cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
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"polarize" the issue in Tompkins County, but to rather be a forum for stakeholders to express their views.
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