[ poh-luh-rahy-zing ]
/ ˈpoʊ ləˌraɪ zɪŋ /
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tending to divide people into sharply opposing factions: Here are some tips to keep polarizing political discourse from disrupting your workplace.
causing polarization of light or similar radiation: If there is glare, you can use a polarizing filter on the camera to reduce or even remove it.
causing magnetic or electric polarity in a body or system: The control system consists of a feedback loop that uses real-time polarizing electric fields as a controlling force.
the act, fact, or practice of dividing people into sharply opposing factions: If rational argument fails, he can always fall back on the techniques of mockery and polarizing.
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Also especially British, po·lar·is·ing .
Origin of polarizing
polariz(e) + -ing2 for the adjective senses; polariz(e) + -ing1 for the noun sense
OTHER WORDS FROM polarizingnon·po·lar·iz·ing, adjective
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How to use polarizing in a sentence
Now the latent period may not remain constant, but undergo change under the action of the polarising current.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Using a polarising photometer, he found that only 13 per cent.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke