verb (used with object), hy·per·po·lar·ized, hy·per·po·lar·iz·ing.
to increase the difference in electric potential across (a cell membrane).
verb (used without object), hy·per·po·lar·ized, hy·per·po·lar·iz·ing.
to undergo such an increase.
Also especially British, hy·per·po·lar·ise.
Origin of hyperpolarize
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To cause an increase in polarity, as across a cell membrane.
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