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Clarifier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clarifier A vessel in which the process of clarification is conducted; as, the clarifier in sugar works.
    • Clarifier That which clarifies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clarifier One who or that which clarifies or purifies: as, whites of eggs, blood, and isinglass are clarifiers of liquors.
    • n clarifier A vessel in which a liquid is clarified; specifically, a large metallic pan for clarifying saccharine syrup, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Clarifier that which clarifies or purifies
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Quotations

  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton%20Wilder
    “The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    Thomas%20H.%20Huxley
    “All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.”
  • James Redfield
    James Redfield
    “Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.”
  • Robin G. Collingwood
    Robin G. Collingwood
    “Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. clarus, clear, and facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

The groups moved up the white stairs slowly between the ranks of Highlanders, whose uniforms took on a vividity in the clarified light.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Northwick felt almost a glow of pride in clarifying this point to his reason.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
Burning, intolerable pain assailed him with increasing intensity as his senses clarified.
"The Red Hell of Jupiter" by Paul Ernst
After they were gone he sat thinking for a long time, and his impulsive feeling clarified into certainty.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
It will do them no end of good and help to clarify all life for them.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Sleep is a marvelous clarifier of the mind.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
We found each other ripe, filled with great ideas that took shape and clarified with every word.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Clarifying his thoughts, Peter tried first to see where his duty lay.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
He embodied in this next example what I attempted to clarify by argument.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
The only way to reduce this tendency is to clarify the oil by long exposure to the sunlight.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
But seeing into your thoughts has clarified my own.
"Where the World is Quiet" by Henry Kuttner
It consists in clarifying views of life.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
His mind somewhat clarified by checking, Evan began to think.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
They had clarified the criticism which others put inarticulately.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
The Langkit did not clarify.
"Conquest Over Time" by Michael Shaara
It will have much to do with clarifying the situation insofar as this one organization is concerned.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
The immediate evolution should be a clarified vision of life.
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
Remove the paste and fill the mould up with clarified meat jelly, partly cold; let this set.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
It clarifies my ideas, and I see more definitely what I want.
"The Preliminaries" by Cornelia A. P. Comer
We shall not upon this occasion answer the question; but we may do something to clarify the issue.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
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In poetry:

Mere conchs! not fit for warp or woof!
Till cunning come to pound and squeeze
And clarify,—-refine to proof
The liquor filtered by degrees,
While the world stands aloof.
"Popularity" by Robert Browning
Sink, sullen rear-guard of the storm,
Behind the Laugen's snowy crest!
Already Rotheck's lordly form
Stands spotless in the radiant west;
Blow, winter wind, and clarify
Our crystal air, our sapphire sky!
"Post Nubes Lux" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Having listened to the concerns the family had about Junior's using medications as part of his treatment helped me to clarify their concerns.
Just in case you think that the right-wing is not talking about you, let me clarify who they see as the undeserving populations.
Two witnesses whose testimony in a recent trial in Philadelphia led to speculation that Bishop Bransfield may have abused minors in the late 1970s have clarified that they have no such knowledge or information.
A public hearing will be held on July 19 on a change in the weed ordinance that clarifies the process.
This story has been modified since its original publication to clarify information.
We are glad to respond to Daniel Jacob's letter and to clarify further the link between domestic violence and political violence in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.
Allen Quist, the Republican candidate for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, is refusing to clarify statements he made Tuesday regarding the state's constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Quist unwilling to clarify statements on marriage amendment.
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA — Allen Quist, the Republican candidate for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, is refusing to clarify statements he made Tuesday regarding the state's constitutional amendmen.
Veracity valuator useful tool to clarify opinions.
Veracity Valuator a useful tool to clarify opinions.
Veracity valuator clarifies my opinions.
New tool helps clarify opinions.
Veracity Valuator a useful tool to clarify opinions.
Veracity valuator clarifies my opinions.
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In science:

However, further studies are needed to clarify the situation at T = Tc .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
They clarify the geometric origin of the Frobenius structure.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
We demonstrate such relaxation in Langevin equation analysis and clarify how the initial relaxation (square-root time) changes to the exponential decay.
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
However, photometric observations of edge-on galaxies (van der Kruit and de Grijs, 1999 and references therein) indicate a similar trend, i.e. late type spiral galaxies are more flattened than early type spiral galaxies. A larger sample is clearly needed to clarify the significance of this trend.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
Still missing theoretical description of this mixed system phase diagram seems to be necessary to clarify the physical nature and mechanisms of relaxor ferroelectrics behaviour.
Phase diagram of mixed system of ferroelectric relaxors in the random field theory framework
However as we will clarify some points, we have repeated these simulations.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
In this subsection and the next we will clarify this issue.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
Cirac for clarifying the previous version of this note.
Evaluating quantum teleportation of coherent states
It is also possible that understanding the structure of noncommutative 4-manifolds might help clarify this question.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
We have to clarify this point more explicitly.
4d Gauge Theory and Gravity Generated from 3d Ones at High Energy
More specifically, in Sec. 2.1 we will dwell on the method of helicity amplitudes as introduced in [10, 11] and clarify our notation.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Castellani et al. (2000) pointed out that the input physics and the dependence of various evolutionary codes should be considered to clarify this discrepancy.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
Numerical simulations have been run to clarify both issues.
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
On the other hand, the stabilization of closed string tachyons is a harder problem to clarify.
Properties of String Theory on Kaluza-Klein Melvin Background
It is very interesting to clarify the mechanism for the restoration of supersymmetry in view of Type 0A theory.
Properties of String Theory on Kaluza-Klein Melvin Background
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