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synonyms for rarefy

  • attenuate
  • cook
  • cut
  • decrease
  • delete
  • diminish
  • disperse
  • doctor
  • edit
  • emaciate
  • expand
  • extenuate
  • irrigate
  • lace
  • needle
  • prune
  • reduce
  • refine
  • shave
  • spike
  • trim
  • water
  • weaken
  • cut back
  • water down
  • weed out
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antonyms for rarefy

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  • add
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • praise
  • raise
  • strengthen
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How to use rarefy in a sentence

Would an atmosphere perfumed by these Eastern woods clarify and rarefy our denser Occidental minds?
MENTONE, CAIRO, AND CORFUCONSTANCE 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.
EXPERIMENTS WITH ALTERNATE CURRENTS OF HIGH POTENTIAL AND HIGH FREQUENCYNIKOLA TESLA
The hot air in the smoke flues will warm the separating brick partition, and consequently rarefy the air in the ventilating flue.
A TREATISE ON ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND HYGIENE (REVISED EDITION)CALVIN CUTTER
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 BONNEVILLEWASHINGTON 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 OCCASIONSJOHN DONNE
But as such means are not at disposal, it becomes necessary to place the terminal in the bulb and rarefy the air in the same.
THE INVENTIONS, RESEARCHES AND WRITINGS OF NIKOLA TESLATHOMAS COMMERFORD MARTIN
The air consequently was damp and gross, for want of stronger rays to open and rarefy it.
THE BOYS' AND GIRLS' PLUTARCHPLUTARCH
But if warm dry winds blow upon the clouds, they rarefy the vapour to a greater degree, and temporarily disperse the clouds.
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WORDS RELATED TO RAREFY

  • analyzes
  • breaks down
  • clear up
  • defines
  • delineates
  • draws a picture
  • elucidates
  • formulates
  • illuminates
  • illustrates
  • interprets
  • makes perfectly clear
  • makes plain
  • resolves
  • settles
  • sheds light on
  • simplifies
  • spells out
  • straightens out
  • throws light on
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