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    Definition:
    Rare - (a.) Early.
    Rare - (superl.) Nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton.
    Rare - (superl.) Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event.
    Rare - (superl.) Of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found.
    Rare - (superl.) Thinly scattered; dispersed.
    Rare - (superl.) Characterized by wide separation of parts; of loose texture; not thick or dense; thin; as, a rare atmosphere at high elevations.
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    Contraremonstrant - (n.) One who remonstrates in opposition or answer to a remonstrant.
    Crare - (n.) A slow unwieldy trading vessel.
    Curare - (n.) Alt. of Curari
    Extraregular - (a.) Not comprehended within a rule or rules.
    Ferrarese - (a.) Pertaining to Ferrara, in Italy.
    Ferrarese - (n., sing. & pl.) A citizen of Ferrara; collectively, the inhabitants of Ferrara.
    Rarebit - (n.) A dainty morsel; a Welsh rabbit. See Welsh rabbit, under Rabbit.
    Raree-show - (n.) A show carried about in a box; a peep show.
    Rarefaction - (n.) The act or process of rarefying; the state of being rarefied; -- opposed to condensation; as, the rarefaction of air.
    Rarefiable - (a.) Capable of being rarefied.
    Rarefied - (imp. & p. p.) of Rarefy
    Rarefying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rarefy
    Rarefy - (v. t.) To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense; to expand or enlarge without adding any new portion of matter to; -- opposed to condense.
    Rarefy - (v. i.) To become less dense; to become thin and porous.
    Rarely - (adv.) In a rare manner or degree; seldom; not often; as, things rarely seen.
    Rarely - (adv.) Finely; excellently; with rare skill. See 3d Rare, 2.
    Rareness - (n.) The state or quality of being rare.
    Rareripe - (a.) Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season.
    Rareripe - (n.) An early ripening fruit, especially a kind of freestone peach.
    Suprarenal - (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the kidneys.
    Suprarenal - (n.) A suprarenal capsule.
    Ultrared - (a.) Situated beyond or below the red rays; as, the ultrated rays of the spectrum, which are less refrangible than the red.
    Urare - (n.) Alt. of Urari
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Rare - adj. (rarer, rarest) 1 seldom done, found, or occurring; uncommon, unusual. 2 exceptionally good. 3 of less than the usual density. rareness n. [latin rarus]
    Rare - adj. (rarer, rarest) (of meat) cooked so that the inside is still red and juicy; underdone. [old english]
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    Curare - n. Extract of various plants, used by american indians to poison arrows. [carib]
    Infrared - adj. Of or using rays with a wavelength just longer than the red end of the visible spectrum.
    Rarebit - n. = *welsh rabbit. [from *rare1]
    Rare earth - n. Lanthanide element.
    Rarefy - v. (-ies, -ied) 1 make or become less dense or solid. 2 purify or refine (a person's nature etc.). 3 make (an idea etc.) Subtle. rarefaction n. [french or medieval latin: related to *rare1]
    Rarely - adv. 1 seldom, not often. 2 exceptionally.

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