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rarefaction

See definition of rarefaction on Dictionary.com
  • as inpurification
  • as inrefinement
  • as invacuum
  • as inlustration

synonyms for rarefaction

  • distillation
  • ablution
  • absolution
  • atonement
  • baptism
  • bathing
  • catharsis
  • disinfection
  • expiation
  • expurgation
  • forgiveness
  • grace
  • lavation
  • purgation
  • purge
  • rebirth
  • redemption
  • refinement
  • regeneration
  • salvation
  • sanctification
  • washing
  • depuration
  • lustration
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antonyms for rarefaction

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  • dirtying
  • adulteration
  • corruption
  • pollution
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    How to use rarefaction in a sentence

    He spoke in honeymoon whispers; but the rarefaction of the air was such that every word was audible.
    HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
    This condition of a greater separation of the turns of the spring than usual is called a rarefaction.
    PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
    A complete wave consisting of a condensation and a rarefaction is represented by that portion of the curve A-C.
    PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
    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
    Rarefaction succeeds condensation at an interval of one-half what we call "wave lengths."
    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 467, DECEMBER 13, 1884VARIOUS
    The maximum of rarefaction has now reached it, and the particle stops going up and begins to move down.
    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 467, DECEMBER 13, 1884VARIOUS
    Brunt was clearly aware of the work of many scientists, notably Boyle, upon the nature and rarefaction of the air.
    A VOYAGE TO CACKLOGALLINIACAPTAIN SAMUEL BRUNT
    The air by rarefaction becomes fire, and fire borne aloft upon the air becomes the stars.
    A CRITICAL HISTORY OF GREEK PHILOSOPHYW. T. STACE
    As operating process of this development Anaximenes named the two opposite processes of Rarefaction, Condensation.
    A CRITICAL HISTORY OF GREEK PHILOSOPHYW. T. STACE
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO RAREFACTION

    • ablution
    • absolution
    • atonement
    • baptism
    • bathing
    • catharsis
    • depuration
    • disinfection
    • distillation
    • expiation
    • expurgation
    • forgiveness
    • grace
    • lavation
    • purgation
    • purge
    • rarefaction
    • rebirth
    • redemption
    • refinement
    • regeneration
    • salvation
    • sanctification
    • washing
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.