adjective see rarefaction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rarefactional — rar·e·fac·tion·al …   English syllables

  • rarefactional — adjective see rarefaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • rarefaction — rarefactional, adj. rarefactive /rair euh fak tiv/, adj. /rair euh fak sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of rarefying. 2. the state of being rarefied. [1595 1605; < ML rarefaction (s. of rarefactio), equiv. to L rarefact(us) (ptp. of rarefacere;… …   Universalium

  • rarefaction — noun Etymology: French or Medieval Latin; French raréfaction, from Medieval Latin rarefaction , rarefactio, from Latin rarefacere to rarefy Date: 1572 1. the action or process of rarefying 2. the quality or state of being rarefied 3. a state or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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