verb (used with object), clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing.
Origin of clarify
Examples from the Web for clarifier
Her ADHD subjects markedly gravitated toward the Ideator and Developer styles; her non-ADHD subjects toward the Clarifier role.
For each phase, a name: the Clarifier, the Ideator, the Developer, and the Implementer.
It is extensively employed as a clarifier in the sugar plantations of the West Indies, and elsewhere.
When I came home from school at night, through a strangely permeated atmosphere, I beheld the clarifier simmering on the stove.Cape Cod Folks|Sarah P. McLean Greene
British Dictionary definitions for clarifier
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for clarify
Word Origin and History for clarifier
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.