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 These two types of molecules don’t mix as well as two nonpolar or two polar components, so there is a degree of repulsion that increases the volatility. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 4 July 2021 The reason is that ethanol is a polar molecule, while most other gasoline components are nonpolar. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 4 July 2021 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 This is, after all, the driest nonpolar place on Earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nonpolar

1847, in the meaning defined above

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25 Aug 2021

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“Nonpolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpolar. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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

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