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hyperpolarize

[ hahy-per-poh-luh-rahyz ]
/ 藢ha瑟 p蓹r藞po蕣 l蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), hy路per路po路lar路ized, hy路per路po路lar路iz路ing.
to increase the difference in electric potential across (a cell membrane).
verb (used without object), hy路per路po路lar路ized, hy路per路po路lar路iz路ing.
to undergo such an increase.
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Also especially British, hy路per路po路lar路ise .

Origin of hyperpolarize

First recorded in 1945鈥50; hyper- + polarize

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperpolarize

hy路per路po路lar路i路za路tion, noun
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Medical definitions for hyperpolarize

hyperpolarize
[ h墨鈥瞤蓹r-p艒l蓹-r墨z鈥 ]

v.
To cause an increase in polarity, as across a cell membrane.

Other words from hyperpolarize

hy鈥瞤er鈥o鈥瞝ar鈥鈥ation (-p艒鈥瞝蓹r-沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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