Translation of polarize in Spanish:

polarize

polarizar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈpoʊləˌraɪz//ˈpəʊlərʌɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Physics Electricity Chemistry
    polarizar
    • Next, we polarized mitochondria with succinate in the presence of rotenone to examine the effects of proton pumping on the transient depolarizations.
    • The first step is creating light that is polarized, or whose electric field vibrates in only one of two directions, horizontal or vertical.
    • The S atom in this side chain also helps polarize the C-H bond more than other methyl C-H bonds.
    • In their experiments, they polarise individual photons in opposite orientations to represent the zeros and ones of a digital number.
    • Whenever a gas gets sufficiently cold, ions attract a crowd by polarizing surrounding atoms - inducing a charge asymmetry in them - which draws them near.
    • We used the EOM and quarter-wave plate combination to rotate the polarization direction of the linearly polarized laser light.
    • By polarizing the cells, ions are removed from the electrolyte and are held in the electric double layers formed at the carbon aerogel surfaces of the electrodes.
    • A polarization converter polarizes an incident light beam having a first component with a first plane of polarization and a second component with a second plane of polarization orthogonal to the first plane.
    • Even though the sun itself produces fully depolarized light, partially linearly polarized light is abundant in natural scenes.
    • Bile must be centrifuged and examined under polarizing or light microscopy for detection of precipitates.
  • 2

    (divide)
    (opinion/nation) polarizar
    • Media coverage of the culture wars makes it look as if the nation is becoming increasingly polarised but public opinion surveys show little change.
    • Throughout Europe, opinion was polarizing on religious grounds: England's role as a Protestant champion was central.
    • I have been observing this debate from arms length, since I found it quickly polarized into into totalizing positions that, between them, dominated the media's coverage.
    • The two sides remain sharply polarised, and periodic attempts to bridge the wide gulf between them have fizzled out.
    • In fact, the Bristol parents were divided, and increasingly polarised in the course of the inquiry.
    • Having to make tough choices after an attack on American soil in a world that was already becoming polarized into pro and anti-American camps isn't a task I'd envy of anybody.
    • And that's certainly been a frustration that we've often had that is very difficult to talk about the adverse health effects of this drug in a climate where opinion is so highly polarised.
    • Finally, the various factions within the Lords which polarized into the Whigs and Tories, beginning in the 1670s, forms the final subject of this study.
    • It needed courage to raise such sensitive issues at a time when the political spectrum was so sharply polarised.
    • Analysts brushed aside on Friday fears that political parties would be polarized into Islamic and nationalist groupings in their struggle for power in the 2004 election.
    • The debate quickly polarized into MFA and non-MFA camps without moving beyond the initial disagreement.
    • Political life became sharply polarised between the left, dominated ideologically if not numerically by the Stalinists, and the right, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
    • Subtlety and particularity are lost; the public becomes conflated with the political, and, as a consequence, issues become polarized into mutually exclusive ideologies.
    • In the end opinion polarized on a range of issues and the two groups went their separate ways in what became known as the ‘Great Schism’.
    • You will find opinions as polarised here as anywhere in the world, if not more so.
    • A proposal in 1978 to erect a statue in Perth to honour the Aboriginal leader Yagan polarised local historical opinion.
    • For the first time since the Vietnam War, foreign and security policy, not the usual menu of bread-and-butter issues, is polarizing U.S. public opinion.
    • It saddens me that the political climate in the country has become so polarized, so divided, that it is literally tearing families and lifelong friends apart.
    • Opinion on this issue is as divided and polarized as the position papers that comprise the prescription privilege debate.
    • This force was all the more polarizing since, in contrast to neighboring countries, Colombia was not involved in any prolonged outside war.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    Physics Electricity Chemistry
    polarizarse
  • 2

    (divide)
    polarizarse