from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Belonging to or reserved for a small select group; esoteric.
- adj. Elevated in character or style; lofty.
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- adj. Esoteric.
- adj. Less dense than usual.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of rarefy.
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- adj. having low density
- adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
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"We're not going to see the Kitty that lives in rarefied air and wears Prada dresses and rides in helicopters," Grant says.
Of course, this chance of surveying the landscapes in rarefied air, at supersonic speeds, will also cost you dearly.
In certain rarefied circles of AI academia and video-game design, people sometimes theorize about a computer program that would combine the graphical realism of a modern video game with the emotional impact of great art.
I know he's in rarefied air with 500-plus home runs and 3,000-plus hits.
Bob had done his doctoral research in rarefied gas dynamics at UC Berkeley.
No doubt strength and grace of form go well enough with the idea of rarefied body; but what can this rarefied body want with moral excellence?
-- What is called a rarefied area, has reference to a state or condition of the atmosphere which has less than the normal pressure or quantity of air.
That kind of rarefied branding on a broad scale seems out of touch nowadays.
That kind of rarefied atmosphere would, I imagine, pall after a time.
A kind of rarefied joy possessed him, a trembling anticipation of good fortune that he was scared to acknowledge.