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rarefied

adjective uk   /ˈreə.rɪ.faɪd/ us    /ˈrer.ə-/

rarefied adjective (LITTLE OXYGEN)

(of air) with little oxygen

rarefied adjective (NOT ORDINARY)

A rarified place or situation does not have any of the problems of ordinary life: the rarefied atmosphere/circles of college life
Translations of “rarefied”
in Chinese (Traditional) 空氣缺氧的, (空氣)缺氧的,稀薄的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空气缺氧的, (空气)缺氧的,稀薄的…
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