bi|po´lar|i|za´tion

bi|po´lar|i|za´tion
bi|po|lar|ize «by POH luh ryz», transitive verb, -ized, -iz|ing.
to divide into two opposing factions: »

... to bipolarize the world with competing political ideologies (Science News Letter).

bi|po´lar|i|za´tion, noun.

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