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Definition of "rarify" []

  • Variant of rarefy. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rarify" in a sentence
  • "For a poem that is about the wish for freedom to be common, the word choice seems to rarify, rather than familiarize, the diction."
  • "The air consequently was damp and gross, for want of stronger rays to open and rarify it."
  • "That there is an Air abroad sufficient to divide and resolve them, or the Heat of the Sun has been strong enough to exhale them, that is, to rarify them, so as to render them lighter than the Air through which they were to pass."