Synonyms for rarefied

Verb

1. rarefy, change, alter, modify
usage: lessen the density or solidity of; "The bones are rarefied"
2. rarefy, sublimate, subtilize, change, alter, modify
usage: make more subtle or refined
3. rarefy, attenuate, weaken
usage: weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)

Adjective

1. rare, rarefied, rarified, thin (vs. thick)
usage: having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
2. rarefied, rarified, reserved (vs. unreserved)
usage: reserved for an elite group
3. exalted, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded, noble (vs. ignoble)
usage: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"
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