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Origin and Etymology of rarefaction
French or Medieval Latin; French raréfaction, from Medieval Latin rarefaction-, rarefactio, from Latin rarefacere to rarefy
First Known Use: 1572See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of rarefaction
1: the action or process of rarefying
2: the quality or state of being rarefied; especially : an increase in porosity areas of rarefaction in the bones
3: a state or region of minimum pressure in a medium transversed by compressional waves (as sound waves) the eardrum vibrates according to the compressions and rarefactions of the sound wave
rarefactional\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
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