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Definition of refract verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

refract

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɪˈfrækt//
 
refract something (physics)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refract
 
he / she / it refracts
 
past simple refracted
 
-ing form refracting
 
 
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(of water, air, glass, etc.) to make light change direction when it goes through at an angle Light is refracted when passed through a prism.
NAmE//rɪˈfrækʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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