clarifier (c.1260)

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clarifier (c.1260)

[ FEW: 2/i,744a clarus; Gdf: 2,147a clarifier; GdfC: 9,105c clarifier; TL: 2,463 clarifiier; DEAF:  clarifier; DMF:  clarifier 1; TLF:  clarifier; OED:  clarify v.; MED:  clarif?en v.; DMLBS: 352c clarificare ]
clarefier  

v.a.

1to clear
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  ceo […] fet bone lange et clarifie la voyz  10.76
2to clarify (medical concoctions, wine, beer, etc.)
( MS: s.xiv1 )  Pernez sauge, ambroise, lavendre […]. Triblez en un morter […]. E aprés les .vii. jours le boilez sur le fu e le clarefiez parmi un canevas  69.599
( MS: s.xiv2 )  autre foiz le (=butter) clarefier a fu, & puis lesser refroider  514
3to make clear, explain, clarify
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xiv4/4 )  ceste reule est […] obscure […], pur ceo est mester q’ele soit pluis overtement clarifiez  33.F7
( 1346 )  issi deit la vewe clarifier la demande  20 ii Ed III 255
4to brighten
( c.1260; MS: s.xiv1 )  Quant il furent bien confés, Si vi lur almes clarifié Cum est le solail en esté  9561
5to confirm
( s.xiv1; MS: c.1361 )  touz clarifierent ceo qe fust fait  (A) 363c

v.refl.

1to become clear
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  et illoqes se clarefie celle eawe et devient bone et seyne  226
clarsir 
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