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Word: polarize

Definition: split into opposite extremes or camps


Sentences Containing 'polarize'

The dearth of reliable information available to the public—or even to the President and Congress—may have helped to polarize debates of the 1950s over the extent and danger of Soviet espionage in the United States.

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