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refract

verb [T] uk   us   /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.
refractive
adjective uk   us   /-ˈfræk.tɪv/
Translations of “refract”
in Vietnamese khúc xạ…
in Spanish Refractar…
in Thai ทำให้หักเห…
in Malaysian membias…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使折射…
in Indonesian membiaskan cahaya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使折射…
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