hyperpolarize

[hahy-per-poh-luh-rahyz]Physiology
verb (used with object), hy·per·po·lar·ized, hy·per·po·lar·iz·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. to undergo such an increase.
Also especially British, hy·per·po·lar·ise.

Origin of hyperpolarize

First recorded in 1945–50; hyper- + polarize
Related formshy·per·po·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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hyperpolarize in Medicine

hyperpolarize

[hī′pər-pōlə-rīz′]
v.
  1. To cause an increase in polarity, as across a cell membrane.
Related formshy′per•po′lar•i•zation (-pō′lər-ĭ-zāshən) n.
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