|1.||[ adjective ] reserved for an elite group|
|2.||[ adjective ] having low density|
"rare gasses" "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
|3.||[ adjective ] of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style|
|Synonyms:||exalted lofty rarified high-minded idealistic noble-minded high-flown|
"an exalted ideal" "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks "a noble and lofty concept"