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Adjective: rarified  'reh-ru,fId
  1. Having low density
    "rarified gasses";
    - rare, rarefied
  2. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    - exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, idealistic, noble-minded
Verb: rarify  'reh-ru,fI
Usage: rare (=rarefy)
  1. Make more complex, intricate, or rich
    "rarify a design or pattern";
    - complicate, refine, elaborate, rarefy
  2. Make more subtle or refined
    - rarefy, sublimate, subtilize, subtilise [Brit]
  3. Lessen the density or solidity of
    - rarefy
  4. (chemistry) weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    - rarefy, attenuate

See also: noble, thin

Type of: alter, change, modify, weaken

Encyclopedia: Rarified