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clarify

verb [T] uk   /ˈklær.ɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈkler-/

clarify verb [T] (EXPLAIN)

C1 to make something clear or easier to understand by giving more details or a simpler explanation: Could you clarify the first point please? I don't understand it completely. The position of all shareholders will be clarified next month when we finalize our proposals.Defining and explaining

clarify verb [T] (COOKING)

specialized food & drink to remove water and unwanted substances from fat, such as butter, by heating itPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
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