clar|i|fy «KLAR uh fy», verb, -fied, -fying.
1. to make clearer; explain: »

The teacher's explanation clarified the difficult instructions,

SYNONYM(S): elucidate.
2. to make clear; purify: »

The cook clarified the fat by heating it with a little water and straining it through cloth.

to become clear; clear: »

His mind suddenly clarified.

[< Old French clarifier glorify, make known, learned borrowing from Late Latin clarificāre < Latin clārus clear + facere make]
clar´i|fi|ca´tion, noun.
clar´i|fi´er, noun.

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