Simple Definition of diffract
: to cause (a beam of light) to bend or spread
Full Definition of diffract
: to cause to undergo diffraction
Examples of diffract in a sentence
Light is diffracted when it passes through a prism.
Origin and Etymology of diffract
back-formation from diffraction
First Known Use: 1803
Rhymes with diffract
abstract, attract, class act, compact, contact, contract, crookbacked, detract, didact, distract, enact, entr'acte, epact, exact, extract, humpbacked, hunchbacked, impact, infract, intact, mossbacked, playact, protract, react, redact, refract, retract, sex act, subtract, swaybacked, transact, unbacked
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