Origin of rarefaction
Related Words for rarefactiondistillation, clarification, void, gap, regeneration, purgation, absolution, atonement, forgiveness, grace, rebirth, washing, redemption, refinement, ablution, purge, catharsis, baptism, salvation, bathing
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Historical Examples of rarefaction
Rarefaction and condensation by instruments were also tried, but in vain.
Also, rarefaction by the air-pump does not injure air in the least degree.
With these pumps a higher degree of rarefaction can be obtained.
Waves: transverse, longitudinal; wave length, condensation, rarefaction.
Indicate the parts of the curve that correspond to a condensation and to a rarefaction.
- the act or process of making less dense or the state of being less dense
Word Origin and History for rarefaction
c.1600, from Middle French raréfaction or directly from Medieval Latin rarefactionem (nominative rarefactio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin rarefacere (see rarefy). Used chiefly in reference to gasses.
- A decrease in density and pressure in a medium, such as air, caused by the passage of a sound wave.
- A decrease in density and pressure in a medium, such as air, especially when caused by the passage of a wave, such as a sound wave.
- The region in which this occurs.