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rarefy to make purer; refine. [4 definitions]
rarely infrequently; seldom. [3 definitions]
rarity something that is rare or unusual. [4 definitions]
rascal one who is unscrupulous or dishonest; villain; scoundrel. [2 definitions]
rascality mischievous behavior or character. [2 definitions]
rascally resembling or characteristic of a rascal; knavish; mischievous. [2 definitions]
rase to rub out; erase. [2 definitions]
rash1 reckless, ill-considered, or hasty. [2 definitions]
rash2 an eruption of the skin, often accompanied by inflammation or blisters. [2 definitions]
rasher a thin slice, or a serving of thin slices, of bacon or ham.
rasorial of birds such as chickens, given to scratching the ground for food.
rasp to rub with a rough surface or instrument such as a coarse file; scrape; abrade. [8 definitions]
raspberry any of a group of often prickly plants of the rose family. [4 definitions]
raspy rough and grating; harsh.
Rastafarian a member of a black Jamaican religious cult that regards the late emperor Haile Selassie as a messiah and Africa as the Promised Land to which all blacks will ultimately return. [2 definitions]
rat any of several long-tailed rodents that resemble but are larger than mice. [4 definitions]
ratable capable of being rated, appraised, or assessed. [2 definitions]
ratafia a sweet cordial or liqueur flavored with almonds, fruit kernels, or fruit. [2 definitions]
rat-a-tat a series of short, sharp sounds, as from knocking or machine-gun fire.
ratatouille a vegetable stew made with eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and garlic, and served hot or cold.
ratbite fever either of two infectious diseases transmitted by the bites of rats or other animals, one characterized by inflammation, back and joint pains, headache, and vomiting, and the other by a purplish rash, recurrent fever, and ulceration near the bite.