People who have struggled with morbid obesity often have a clarifying moment.
The aim of Sex Week—composed of nearly 30 events—was to provide students with “clarifying experiences” on sex.
But what they really need is a good, invigorating, clarifying, drawn-out fight.
We long for the clarifying crisis because the response to it is clear and direct.
It is such an irritating movie that it has had the effect of clarifying, once and for all, why Braff himself is bothersome.
There are a number of clarifying agents offered on the market under fancy names.
Nor did he it so much for clarifying phisicke, as to saue charges.
These first tears that Phil had ever seen in Nan's eyes had a clarifying effect upon her consciousness and understanding.
Yet this will ordinarily be confusing rather than clarifying to an exact scholar.
It will have much to do with clarifying the situation insofar as this one organization is concerned.
early 14c., "make illustrious, make known," from Old French clarifiier "clarify, make clear, explain" (12c.), from Late Latin clarificare "to make clear," also "to glorify," from Latin clarificus "brilliant," from clarus "clear, distinct" (see clear (adj.)) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
Meaning "make clear, purify" is from early 15c. in English; intransitive sense of "grow or become clear" is from 1590s. Figurative sense of "to free from obscurity" is from 1823. Related: Clarified; clarifying.