Rarefied definitions

râr'ə-fīd'
Not dense; thin.

The rarefied air of the high peaks.

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Belonging to or reserved for a small select group; exclusive.

Accepted in the most rarefied social circles.

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Refined or esoteric.

Rarefied academic theorizing; a man of rarefied appetites.

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(of a gas etc.) Less dense than usual.

The air at the top of a high mountain is rarefied.

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Simple past tense and past participle of rarefy.
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