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Word: rarefied

Definition: made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction


Sentences Containing 'rarefied'

From a commercial and industrial standpoint a most important class of pump is that known as the compression type; in these, air or any other gas is compressed rather than rarefied.
In our study of the atmosphere we saw that air can be compressed and rarefied; in other words, we saw that air is very elastic.
But we must tread lightly in these rarefied regions and get on to more practical concerns.
The sensation reminded me of my only experience of mountaineering, and from that I judged the air to be more rarefied than it is now.

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