Meaning of RAREFIED in English

RAREFIED

1.

If you talk about the ~ atmosphere of a place or institution, you are expressing your disapproval of it, because it has a special social or academic status that makes it very different from ordinary life.

It is important for the state’s future administrators to get out of the ~ air of the capital.

ADJ: usu ADJ n disapproval

2.

Rarefied air is air that does not contain much oxygen, for example in mountain areas.

...living at very high altitudes where the atmosphere is ~.

ADJ

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