动词过去式:clarified 过去分词:clarified 现在分词:clarifying 第三人称单数:clarifies 名词:clarifica-tion
v (pt, pp -fied)
1 [I, Tn] (cause sth to) become clear or easier to understand （使某事物）清楚易懂; 澄清
*clarify a remark, statement 澄清一项意见、声明
* I hope that what I say will clarify the situation. 我希望我说的话能澄清这一情况.
2 [Tn] remove impurities from (fats), eg by heating 除去（油脂）中的杂质（如用加热法）
*clarified butter 已除去杂质的黄油.
v past tense and past participleclarifiedpresent participleclarifyingthird person singularclarifies [T]
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
clarifier, from Late Latin
clarificare, from Latin
to make something clearer or easier to understand
→clarificationclarify issues/a statement/matters etc Could you clarify one or two points for me? Reporters asked him to clarify his position (=say exactly what his beliefs are) on welfare reform.clarify how/what etc The report aims to clarify how these conclusions were reached.
to make something cleaner or purer by heating it clarified butter