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  1. rarefied

    • IPA[ˈrɛːrɪfʌɪd]

    英式

    • adj.
      (of air, especially that at high altitudes) of lower pressure than usual; thin;distant from the lives and concerns of ordinary people; esoteric
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    形容詞

    • 1. (of air, especially that at high altitudes) of lower pressure than usual; thin every ounce carried counts triple when you're trudging uphill in rarefied air
    • 2. distant from the lives and concerns of ordinary people; esoteric rarefied scholarly pursuits
    • v.
      make or become less dense or solid: air rarefies and degrounds the physical body as the shell continues to expand and rarefy, astronomers may eventually be able to see characteristic gamma rays from the radioactivity within

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈrerəˌfīd]

    美式

    • adj.
      (of air, especially that at high altitudes) of lower pressure than usual; thin: every ounce carried counts triple when you're trudging uphill in rarefied air

    Oxford American Dictionary