verb (used with object), rar·e·fied, rar·e·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), rar·e·fied, rar·e·fy·ing.
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Origin of rarefy
OTHER WORDS FROM rarefyrar·e·fi·a·ble, adjectiverar·e·fi·er, noun
Words nearby rarefy
Example sentences from the Web for rarefy
Would an atmosphere perfumed by these Eastern woods clarify and rarefy our denser Occidental minds?Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu|Constance Fenimore Woolson
But as such means are not at disposal, it becomes necessary to place the terminal in a bulb and rarefy the air in the same.
The hot air in the smoke flues will warm the separating brick partition, and consequently rarefy the air in the ventilating flue.
The rarefy of the atmosphere continued to affect the wood-work of the wagons, and the wheels were incessantly falling to pieces.The Adventures of Captain Bonneville|Washington Irving
But extend this vapour, rarefy it; from so narrow a room as our natural bodies, to any politic body, to a state.Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne