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English definition of “refract”

refract

verb [T]     /rɪˈfrækt/ specialized
When water or glass , etc. refracts light or sound , etc., it causes it to change direction or to separate when it travels through it: The glass prism refracted the white light into the colours of the rainbow .Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesPhysical and chemical processes refraction     /-ˈfræk.ʃən/ noun [U] Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lenses refractive     /-ˈfræk.tɪv/ adjective Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lenses
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