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RAREFY (rarefied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rarefy mean? 

RAREFY (verb)
  The verb RAREFY has 3 senses:

1. lessen the density or solidity of
2. make more subtle or refined
3. weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)

  Familiarity information: RAREFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAREFY (verb)


Sense 1rarefy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lessen the density or solidity of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The bones are rarefied

Hypernyms (to "rarefy" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2rarefy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more subtle or refined

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

rarefy; sublimate; subtilize

Hypernyms (to "rarefy" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3rarefy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

attenuate; rarefy

Hypernyms (to "rarefy" is one way to...):

weaken (lessen the strength of)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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