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  1. of or relating to a medium that exhibits polarization.
  2. (of an electric plug or outlet) designed so that the plug and outlet fit together in only one way.
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Origin of polarized

First recorded in 1920–25; polarize + -ed2
Related formsnon·po·lar·ized, adjectiveun·po·lar·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unpolarized

Historical Examples of unpolarized

  • The first part of this statement also applies to unpolarized light, as this can always be dissolved into polarized components.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5


  • The blue light was unpolarized and passed freely through many inches of the fluid.