Definition of clarify in English:

clarify

Line breaks: clar|ify
Pronunciation: /ˈklarɪfʌɪ
 
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verb (clarifies, clarifying, clarified)

[with object]
  • 2 (often as adjective clarified) Melt (butter) in order to separate out the impurities: seal the pots with a layer of clarified butter
    More example sentences
    • Ghee, which is clarified butter, is another commonly used recipe item and is often used for frying.
    • Clarifying butter removes the water and milk solids, leaving pure butterfat.
    • The cooked and clarified butter is then spooned off to avoid disturbing the milk solids on the bottom of the pan.
    Synonyms
    purify, refine; filter, make clear; melt (down), render
    technical fine

Derivatives

clarifier

noun

Origin

Middle English (in the senses 'set forth clearly' and 'make pure and clean'): from Old French clarifier, from late Latin clarificare, from Latin clarus 'clear'.

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