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refractverb [T]

 /rɪˈfrækt/
physics to change the direction of light, sound, heat, or other energy as it travels across or through something
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refractverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈfrækt/  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   /rɪˈfræk.tɪv/  us   /rɪˈfræk.tɪv/
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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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