Recent Examples of rarefaction from the Web
Here is art that turns confectionery into both rarefaction and panache.
For rarity, for sheer automotive rarefaction, the flagship of BMW’s 2 billion-euro i Division makes those cars look like link sausage.
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Origin and Etymology of rarefaction
First Known Use: 1572See Words from the same year
medical Definition of rarefaction
- areas of rarefaction in the bones
- the eardrum vibrates according to the compressions and rarefactions of the sound wave
rarefactionalplay \-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl\ adjective
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