reformer

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reformer \Re*form"er\ (r?*f?rm"?r), noun

1. One who effects a reformation or amendment; one who labors for, or urges, reform; as, a reformer of manners, or of abuses.

2. (Eccl.Hist.) One of those who commenced the reformation of religion in the sixteenth century, as Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and Calvin.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

reformer

noun

1: a disputant who advocates reform [syn: {reformer}, {reformist}, {crusader}, {social reformer}, {meliorist}]

2: an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel; "a catalytic reformer"


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