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Meaning of DEPOLARIZE

Pronunciation:  dee'powlu`rIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  eliminate the polarization of
 

DEPOLARIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: depolarise
 
 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*po"lar*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depolarized};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Depolarizing}.] [Pref. de- + polarize: cf.
F. d['e]polarizer.]
1. (Opt.) To deprive of polarity; to reduce to an unpolarized
   condition.

Note: This word has been inaccurately applied in optics to
      describe the effect of a polarizing medium, as a
      crystalline plate, in causing the reappearance of a
      ray, in consequence of a change in its plane of
      polarization, which previously to the change was
      intercepted by the analyzer.

2. (Elec.) To free from polarization, as the negative plate
   of the voltaic battery.

 

 

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