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  • n. One who reforms, or who works for reform.
  • n. One who was involved in the Reformation.
  • n. A device which converts hydrocarbons into a hydrogen-rich mixture of gases.
  • n. A device used to convert petroleum refinery naphthas, typically having low octane ratings, into high-octane liquid products called reformates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who effects a reformation or amendment; one who labors for, or urges, reform.
  • n. One of those who commenced the reformation of religion in the sixteenth century, as Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and Calvin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who effects a reformation or amendment: as, a reformer of manners or of abuses; specifically [capitalized], one of those who instituted or assisted in the religious reformatory movements of the sixteenth century and earlier.
  • n. One who promotes or urges reform: as, a tariff reformer; a spelling reformer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disputant who advocates reform
  • n. an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel

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