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polar

adjective uk   /ˈpəʊ.lər/ us    /ˈpoʊ.lɚ/

polar adjective (PLACE)

relating to the North or South Pole or the areas around them: the polar ice caps

polar adjective (OPPOSITE)

Polar opposites are complete opposites: The novel deals with the polar opposites of love and hate.
Translations of “polar”
in Korean 북극/남극의…
in Arabic قُطْبي…
in Portuguese polar…
in Catalan polar…
in Japanese (北極・南極の)極地の…
in Italian polare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 兩極的, 近兩極的…
in Russian полярный…
in Turkish kutup, kutba ait…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 两极的, 近两极的…
in Polish polarny…
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