nonpolar

adjective non·po·lar \ ˌnän-ˈpō-lər \

Definition of nonpolar

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

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First Known Use of nonpolar

1847


Medical Dictionary

nonpolar

adjective non·po·lar \ -ˈpō-lər \

medical Definition of nonpolar

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

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