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v. clar·i·fied, clar·i·fy·ing, clar·i·fies
1. To make clear or easier to understand; elucidate: clarified her intentions.
2. To clear of confusion or uncertainty: clarify the mind.
3. To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently or filtering: clarify butter.
To become clear.

[Middle English clarifien, from Old French clarifier, from Late Latin clārificāre : Latin clārus, clear; see clear + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

clar′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
clar′i·fi′er n.
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Adj.1.clarifying - that makes clear; "a clarifying example"
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
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I find it, however, so transcendently stimulating and clarifying to the mind that its secondary action is a matter of small moment."
It was evident that his mind was not in working order yet, and his ideas needed clarifying, for often in the middle of a plaintive strain, he would find himself humming a dancing tune that vividly recalled the Christmas ball at Nice, especially the stout Frenchman, and put an effectual stop to tragic composition for the time being.
Rigg, and had taken out his snuff-box and tapped it, but had put it again unopened as an indulgence which, however clarifying to the judgment, was unsuited to the occasion.
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'The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony only coordinates (with) the audit authorities to resolve the issue of audit reports relating to Zakat fund with the concerned provincial or federal entities and the ministry has nothing to do with the procurement of any medicine from Zakat fund,' the ministry said while clarifying its position.
Addressing an array of topics, Adhia flagged off the first session clarifying the most commonly misunderstood norm of the GST, the query of which state to register from in case of inter-state trade.
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