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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Clar"i*fy
  1. To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or sirup."Boiled and clarified." [Ure.]
  2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate."To clarify his reason, and to rectify his will." [South.]
  3. To glorify.(Obs)"Fadir, clarifie thi name." [Wyclif (John ii. 28).]

Etymology: F. clarifier, from L. clarificare; clarus clear + facere to make. See Clear, and Fact

verb Clar"i*fy
  1. To grow or become clear or transparent; to become free from feculent impurities, as wine or other liquid under clarification.
  2. To grow clear or bright; to clear up."Whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up in the discoursing with another." [Bacon.]
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  1. Make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating ("clarify the butter" and "clarify beer")
  2. Make clear and (more) comprehensible ("clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Fun Facts about the name Clarify

  • How unique is the name Clarify? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Clarify was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Clarify born Nov 8, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).