verb see rarefy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rarify — [rer′ə fī΄] vt., vi. rarified, rarifying alt. sp. of RAREFY * * * rar·i·fy (rârʹə fī ) v. Variant of rarefy. * * * …   Universalium

  • rarify — [rer′ə fī΄] vt., vi. rarified, rarifying alt. sp. of RAREFY …   English World dictionary

  • rarify — friary …   Anagrams dictionary

  • rarify — rar·i·fy …   English syllables

  • rarify — verb make more complex, intricate, or richer refine a design or pattern • Syn: ↑complicate, ↑refine, ↑elaborate • Derivationally related forms: ↑elaboration (for: ↑elaborate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • friary — rarify …   Anagrams dictionary

  • rarefy — also rarify verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English rarefien, rarifien, modification of Latin rarefacere, from rarus rare + facere to make more at do Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to make rare, thin, porous, or less dense ; to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. refine, distill; cleanse. See purity. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To cleanse] Syn. chasten, clear, refine, wash, disinfect, fumigate, deodorize, depurate, clarify, deterge, rarify, sublimate, edulcorate …   English dictionary for students

  • rarefy — [ rɛ:rɪfʌɪ] (also rarify) verb (rarefies, rarefying, rarefied) make or become less dense or solid. Derivatives rarefication noun rarefactive adjective Origin ME: from OFr. rarefier …   English new terms dictionary

  • rarefy — meaning ‘to make or become less dense or solid’, is spelt efy, not rarify …   Modern English usage

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