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polarize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually polarise)   /ˈpəʊ.lə.raɪz/ us    /ˈpoʊ-/
to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups: The debate is becoming polarized and there seems to be no middle ground.
polarization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually polarisation)   /ˌpəʊ.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌpoʊ.lɚ.ə-/
The polarization of society into rich and poor can clearly be seen in the city centres.
Translations of “polarize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使兩極分化,使截然對立…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使两极分化,使截然对立…
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