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Origin of rarefaction
OTHER WORDS FROM rarefactionrar·e·fac·tion·al, adjectiverar·e·fac·tive [rair-uh-fak-tiv], /ˌrɛər əˈfæk tɪv/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rarefaction
He spoke in honeymoon whispers; but the rarefaction of the air was such that every word was audible.How to be Happy Though Married|E. J. Hardy.
This condition of a greater separation of the turns of the spring than usual is called a rarefaction.
A complete wave consisting of a condensation and a rarefaction is represented by that portion of the curve A-C.
So that if in this condensation any one affirmeth there is also some rarefaction, experience may assert it.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
The rarefaction of the air and the rays of tile sun increased the dilatation of the gas; the balloon continued to ascend!A Voyage in a Balloon (1852)|Jules Verne