rarefied Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rarefied" in British English

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rarefiedadjective

(also rarified) uk   /ˈreə.rɪ.faɪd/  us   /ˈrer.ə-/

rarefied adjective (LITTLE OXYGEN)

(of ​air) with little oxygen

rarefied adjective (NOT ORDINARY)

without any of the ​problems of ​ordinarylife: the rarefied atmosphere of ​academia She ​moves in rarefied circles.
(Definition of rarefied from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rarefiedadjective

 us   /ˈreər·əˌfɑɪd/
not ​ordinary, esp. because of being ​related to ​wealth, high ​socialposition, ​art, or ​literature: You get a very rarefied ​view of things ​living on a ​collegecampus.
(Definition of rarefied from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rarefied”
in Chinese (Simplified) 空气缺氧的, (空气)缺氧的,稀薄的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空氣缺氧的, (空氣)缺氧的,稀薄的…
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