verb (used with object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
- polarization charge,
- polarized light,
- polarizing angle,
- polarizing filter
Origin of polarize
Examples from the Web for polarizing
Take one part Kim Kardashian, perhaps our most polarizing superstar, and add oil and champagne.
Iggy Azalea herself might not even understand how polarizing and important a figure Iggy Azalea has become.
He became as polarizing a figure as the war itself, court jester to Nixon and corporate shill to boot.
She certainly was the most polarizing personality in late night.
This is to say that Handler is, at the very least, a polarizing personality.
This beautiful law is usually thus expressed: The index of refraction of any substance is the tangent of its polarizing angle.
It will be subsequently shown how this simple apparatus may be employed to determine the 'polarizing angle' of a liquid.
The polarizing angle of the liquid may be thus found with the sharpest precision.
The Iceland spar has the power of polarizing light and producing great richness and variety of color.Browning's Shorter Poems|Robert Browning
The Page 113 fact that there is no polarizing action within the cell makes it further adaptable to heavy closed-circuit service.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
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.