hyperpolarize

verb
hy·​per·​po·​lar·​ize | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz How to pronounce hyperpolarize (audio) \
hyperpolarized; hyperpolarizing; hyperpolarizes

Definition of hyperpolarize

transitive verb

: to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane)

intransitive verb

: to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something

Other Words from hyperpolarize

hyperpolarization \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌpō-​lə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hyperpolarize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hyperpolarize

1946, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Hyperpolarize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperpolarize. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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hyperpolarize

verb
hy·​per·​po·​lar·​ize
variants: or chiefly British hyperpolarise \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈpō-​lə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce hyperpolarize (audio) \
hyperpolarized or chiefly British hyperpolarised; hyperpolarizing or chiefly British hyperpolarising

Medical Definition of hyperpolarize

transitive verb

: to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane) a hyperpolarized nerve cell

intransitive verb

: to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something

Other Words from hyperpolarize

hyperpolarization or chiefly British hyperpolarisation \ -​ˌpō-​lə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hyperpolarize (audio) \ noun

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