éclaircir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *exclaricire, from Latin claricare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e.klɛʁ.siʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

éclaircir

  1. (transitive) to brighten (up)
  2. to thin (down)
  3. to clear up, solve, clarify (mystery, problem etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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