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po•lar•ize



Pronunciation: (pō'lu-rīz"), [key]
v., -ized, -iz•ing.


v.t.
1. to cause polarization in.
2. to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etc.: The controversy has polarized voters into proabortion and antiabortion groups.
3. to give polarity to.

v.i.
to become polarized. Also, esp. Brit.,po'lar•ise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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