[ hahy-per-poh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, hy·per·po·lar·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM hyperpolarizehy·per·po·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for hyperpolarize
[ hī′pər-pō′lə-rīz′ ]
To cause an increase in polarity, as across a cell membrane.
Other words from hyperpolarizehy′per•po′lar•i•za′tion (-pō′lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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