verb (used with object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
- polarization charge,
- polarized light,
- polarizing angle,
- polarizing filter
Origin of polarize
Examples from the Web for depolarize
President Obama has managed to depolarize the debate over Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you wanted to get the Pundit to look at his religion fairly, you must first depolarize this and all similar words for him.
Between these two prisms, however, is a solution of chemicals which will depolarize the light and allow it to continue.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
The second thing would be to depolarize every fixed religious idea in the mind by changing the word which stands for it.
1811, in optics, from French polariser, coined by French physicist Étienne-Louis Malus (1775-1812) as a term in optics, from Modern Latin polaris "polar" (see polar). Transferred sense of "to accentuate a division in a group or system" is first recorded 1949 in Arthur Koestler. Related: Polarized; polarizing.