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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rar·e·fied /ˈrærəˌfaɪd, ˈrɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rar·e·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rarefied p. pr. & vb. n. Rarefying ]  To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense; to expand or enlarge without adding any new portion of matter to; -- opposed to condense.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the
             rarefied mountain air" [syn: rare, rarified]
      2: reserved for an elite group [syn: rarified]
      3: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or
         style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown
         ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept" [syn:
         exalted, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarified,
          idealistic, noble-minded]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: lessen the density or solidity of; "The bones are rarefied"
      2: make more subtle or refined [syn: sublimate, subtilize]
      3: weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance) [syn: attenuate]
      [also: rarefied]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See rarefy