nonpolar

adjective
non·​po·​lar | \ ˌnän-ˈpō-lər How to pronounce nonpolar (audio) \

Definition of nonpolar

: not polar especially : consisting of molecules not having a dipole a nonpolar solvent

Examples of nonpolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nonpolar.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of nonpolar

1847, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nonpolar

Time Traveler for nonpolar

Time Traveler

The first known use of nonpolar was in 1847

See more words from the same year

Statistics for nonpolar

Cite this Entry

“Nonpolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpolar. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for nonpolar

nonpolar

adjective
non·​po·​lar | \ -ˈpō-lər How to pronounce nonpolar (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonpolar

: not polar a nonpolar molecule a nonpolar group especially : consisting of molecules not having a dipole

Comments on nonpolar

What made you want to look up nonpolar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!