verb (used with object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for polarised
When these ice-pillars were examined by means of polarised light, they were found to possess a feeble double-refracting power.Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland|George Forrest Browne
When this is examined by polarised light, chromatic phenomena similar to those noticed in crystals are observed.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
Transparent specimens are useful to the philosopher in experiments on polarised light.
With this instrument, it becomes possible to tell the difference between natural and polarised light.
In the state of solution they did not turn the plane of polarised light.Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot
British Dictionary definitions for polarised
Word Origin and History for polarised
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.