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clarify

[ klar-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞kl忙r 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), clar路i路fied, clar路i路fy路ing.
to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.
to remove solid matter from (a liquid); to make into a clear or pellucid liquid.
to free (the mind, intelligence, etc.) from confusion; revive: The short nap clarified his thoughts.
verb (used without object), clar路i路fied, clar路i路fy路ing.
to become clear, pure, or intelligible: The political situation clarified.
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Origin of clarify

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English, from Middle French clarifier, from Late Latin cl膩rific膩re, equivalent to Latin cl膩r(us) 鈥渃lear鈥 + -ific膩re -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for clarify

clarify
/ (藞kl忙r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to make or become clear or easy to understand
to make or become free of impurities
to make (fat, butter, etc) clear by heating, etc, or (of fat, etc) to become clear as a result of such a process

Derived forms of clarify

clarification, nounclarifier, noun

Word Origin for clarify

C14: from Old French clarifier, from Late Latin cl膩rific膩re, from Latin cl膩rus clear + facere to make
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