[ US /ˈɹɛɹəfaɪ/ ]
  1. lessen the density or solidity of
    The bones are rarefied
  2. make more subtle or refined
  3. weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
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How To Use rarefy In A Sentence

  • Everyone ought to rarefy his spiritual life.
  • Exuding death, Adela seemed to steal the air in that cramped room, rarefying it. A Sweet Scent of Death
  • On the other hand, at the top of the valuation range Iberdrola Renovables would be worth €4 million per megawatt -- clearly putting it at an altitude where the air is rarefying. It Isn't Hard to See Why Demand
  • Everyone ought to rarefy his spiritual life.
  • The next compartment was mainly a store-room, but, like all the others, could be used for observation purposes; next to that was a small compartment intended for a special purpose which will hereafter be apparent; then another containing water storage, apparatus for compressing or rarefying air, as well as machinery for producing the latter chemically. To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story
  • The third type, clicks, use the velaric ingressive airstream mechanism, produced by rarefying a small volume of air enclosed in the mouth.
  • Sound waves propagate through such materials by periodically compressing and rarefying the medium.
  • [Illustration: Fig. 30 -- Rarefying osteitis wherein articular cartilage was destroyed in a case of arthritis of fetlock joint.] Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1
  • And the South, rarefying, is changed into the East; but the Essays and Miscellanies
  • Good again! the hot-water plate represents the land rarefying the air over it. No Name
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