Rarefy meaning

rârə-fī
Rarefy is defined as to become less thin or less dense, or to make or become more refined.

An example of rarefy is add fresh air to a previously suffy room; to rarefy the air.

An example of rarefy is to develop a sense of taste; to rarefy sense of taste.

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To make thin or less dense, as air.
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To purify or refine.
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To become thin or less dense.
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To make or become thin, or less dense.

The rarefied mountain air.

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To make or become more refined, subtle, or lofty.

A rarefied sense of humor.

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To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense.
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To expand or enlarge without adding any new portion of matter to.
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Origin of rarefy

  • Middle English rarefien from Old French rarefier from Medieval Latin rārificāre alteration of Latin rārēfacere rārus rare facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • rare +"Ž -fy

    From Wiktionary