Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, clarifies.
  • n. A vessel in which the process of clarification is conducted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which clarifies.
  • n. A vessel in which the process of clarification is conducted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which clarifies or purifies: as, whites of eggs, blood, and isinglass are clarifiers of liquors.
  • n. A vessel in which a liquid is clarified; specifically, a large metallic pan for clarifying saccharine syrup, etc.

Etymologies

clarify +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The project would include adding a third primary clarifier, which is the first step in the sewage treatment process, said Stan Strebel, assistant city manager.

    Tri-City Herald: Front

  • The cane when brought from the field is placed between two heavy rollers, worked by steam, and the juice falls into a conductor below -- the squashed cane being carried away to dry for fuel -- whence it is raised by what is termed a "_monte jus_" into a tank above the "clarifier," which is a copper boiler, with iron jacket and steam between.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • You have to use a separate VCR and DVD recorder setup with a video "clarifier", "enhancer", "stabilizer" or full frame digital Time Base Corrector in between.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • The danger in being a "clarifier" instead of an interpreter -- especially in a medical situation -- is the risk that the interpreter will incorrectly "clarify" for a patient what the interpreter has no business knowing.

    Urban Semiotic

  • These are your "clarifier" type devices, marketed at removing anti-copy.

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  • J'ai essayé, et apparemment échoué, de clarifier que pour ma part je ne vois pas les semences hybrides en soi comme la racine du problème.

    Crossover Dreams: Fifteen minutes of undeserved fame in Port-au-Prince

  • While making off the cuff remarks, anybody could say something he or she doesn't mean, or inadvertently omit something he or she would typically include as a clarifier.

    Jeff Norman: Kooky Rabbi Misquotes Helen Thomas

  • Barack Obama's first and biggest clarifier was his health-care plan.

    Taxes: A Defining Issue

  • You can, of course, show me where I agreed to this – as opposed to arguing it every time it came up and demonstrating how it is used as a clarifier.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Intelligence is the clarifier for those who were ambiguous with the term "design".

    Bunny and a Book

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