noun con·tra·polarization \¦kän‧trə+\

Definition of contrapolarization

  1. :  the dilating influence of strongly polarizing atoms (as Li+) on closed groups (as ClO4 or CO3) that may even cause the group to break up

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Origin and Etymology of contrapolarization

contra- + polarization

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a brief usually trivial fact

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