verb dif·fract \di-ˈfrakt\

: to cause (a beam of light) to bend or spread

Full Definition of DIFFRACT

transitive verb
:  to cause to undergo diffraction

Examples of DIFFRACT

  1. Light is diffracted when it passes through a prism.

Origin of DIFFRACT

back-formation from diffraction
First Known Use: 1803


transitive verb dif·fract \dif-ˈrakt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIFFRACT

:  to cause to undergo diffraction


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