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The clarified butter that accompanies it is excellent for fish sauce.

Spread on some of the clarified butter, and then another coat of crumbs.

Strain the liquor through a tammis into a jug, with the peel of a lemon cut very thin, and two table-spoonfuls of clarified sugar.

The aims of the translator were also clarified by definition of his audience.

Then I saw it, a mere moving dot of black; but suddenly it clarified.

Put it into small jars and cover with clarified butter and seal tight.

The milk that remains after the meals should be turned into ghee or clarified butter.

There was in him another element of importance which clarified itself in this crisis.

The oil when clarified forms an important item in the profit.

Now, as the European imbroglio is clarified, at them, at them!

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "make illustrious, make known," from Old French clarifiier "clarify, make clear, explain" (12c.), from Late Latin clarificare "to make clear," also "to glorify," from Latin clarificus "brilliant," from clarus "clear, distinct" (see clear (adj.)) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).

Meaning "make clear, purify" is from early 15c. in English; intransitive sense of "grow or become clear" is from 1590s. Figurative sense of "to free from obscurity" is from 1823. Related: Clarified; clarifying.

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