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non·po·lar

 (nŏn-pō′lər)
adj.
1. Not characterized by a dipole: a nonpolar covalent bond.
2. Not ionizing when dissolved in water.
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nonpolar

(ˌnɒnˈpəʊlə)
adj
(Chemistry) chem (of a molecule) not having a permanent dipole moment
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Adj.1.nonpolar - not ionic; "a nonionic substance"
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