Clarify

Definition of Clarify

Clar´i`fy
v. t.1.To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; - said of liquids, as wine or sirup.
[imp. & p. p. Clarified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clarifying.]
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.
Fadir, clarifie thi name.
- Wyclif (John ii. 28).
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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