Definition of Clarify

1. Verb. Make clear and (more) comprehensible. "Clarify the mystery surrounding her death"


2. Verb. Make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating. "Clarify beer"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Clarification

Definition of Clarify

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

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

Definition of Clarify

1. Verb. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup. ¹

2. Verb. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate. ¹

3. Verb. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification. ¹

4. Verb. To grow clear or bright; to clear up. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To glorify. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clarify

1. to make clear [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: clear

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Literary usage of Clarify

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1. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... encapsulation Abklären, vt to clarify Abklärung, /. clarification Abklatschen, vl to slap, to flip with wet towels ..."

2. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"To Prepare and to clarify Calf's Feel Stock. Thus prepared, clarify the Stock by putting a quart of it into a par. with the whites of five or six eggs, ..."

3. Report of the Filtration Commission: Of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Robert Pitcairn, William Thompson Sedgwick, William R. Copeland, Pittsburgh (Pa.). Filtration Commission, Allen Hazen, Emil Kuichling, Morris Knowles, Walther Riddle, Eugene Wasdin (1899)
"Amount of Sulphate of Alumina Required to clarify Turbid Waters. With the most turbid waters certain quantities of sulphate of alumina are required for ..."

4. Modern Cookery, in All Its Branches: Reduced to a System of Easy Practice by Eliza Acton (1858)
"TO clarify CALF'S FEET STOCK. Break up a quart of the stock, ... More white of egg is required to clarify it than when sugai and acid are used in large ..."

5. Business and the Government by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks (1917)
"In order to vitalize and clarify the Sherman Law so as to meet the wide dissatisfaction on the part of the general public, who have felt that the ..."

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