Pronunciation: (kwol'u-fī"ur), [key]
1. a person or thing that qualifies.
a. a word that qualifies the meaning of another, as an adjective or adverb; modifier.
b. an adverb that modifies adjectives or other adverbs and typically expresses degree or intensity, as very, somewhat, or quite.
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