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polarize

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polarizeverb
also Britishpolarise/ˈpoʊləˌraɪz/
polarizespolarizedpolarizing
polarize
verb
also British polarise /ˈpoʊləˌraɪz/
polarizespolarizedpolarizing
Learner's definition of POLARIZE  
: to cause (people, opinions, etc.) to separate into opposing groups
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]physics  : to cause (something, such as light waves) to vibrate in a particular pattern
[+ object]physics  : to cause (something) to have positive and negative charges : to give polarity to (something)

— polarization

also Britishpolarisation/ˌpoʊlərəˈzeɪʃən/British/ˌpəʊləˌraɪˈzeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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