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1. rarefy, change, alter, modify

usage: lessen the density or solidity of; "The bones are rarefied"

2. rarefy, sublimate, subtilize, change, alter, modify

usage: make more subtle or refined

3. rarefy, attenuate, weaken

usage: weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)

Adjective


1. rare, rarefied, rarified, thin (vs. thick)

usage: having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"

2. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded, noble (vs. ignoble)

usage: 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"; "a grand purpose"

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