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refractverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈfrækt/ specialized
When ​water or ​glass, etc. refracts ​light or ​sound, etc., it ​causes it to ​changedirection or to ​separate when it ​travels through it: The ​glassprism refracted the ​whitelight into the ​colours of the ​rainbow.
refractive
adjective uk   us   /-ˈfræk.tɪv/
(Definition of refract from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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refractverb [T]

 /rɪˈfrækt/
physics to ​change the ​direction of ​light, ​sound, ​heat, or other ​energy as it ​travelsacross or through something
(Definition of refract from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “refract”
in Spanish Refractar…
in Vietnamese khúc xạ…
in Malaysian membias…
in Thai ทำให้หักเห…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使折射…
in Indonesian membiaskan cahaya…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使折射…
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