Definition of Rarefaction in English :

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Meaning of Rarefaction in English

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1. rarefaction

a decrease in the density of something

Example Sentences:
'a sound wave causes periodic rarefactions in its medium'

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see synonyms of rarefaction
the act or process of making less dense or the state of being less dense

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1. The condition of being rarefied.
a. A decrease in density and pressure in a medium, such as air, caused by the passage of a sound wave.
b. The region in which this occurs.

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