Clar"i*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clarified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Clarifying.] [F. clarifier, from L. clarificare; clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact.]

1.

To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup.

"Boiled and clarified."

Ure.

2.

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will. South.

3.

To glorify.

[Obs.]

Fadir, clarifie thi name. Wyclif (John ii. 28).

 

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Clar"i*fy, v. i.

1.

To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.

2.

To grow clear or bright; to clear up.

Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up in the discoursing with another. Bacon.

 

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