Simple Definition of refract
of an object or substance : to make (light) change direction when it goes through at an angle
Examples of refract in a sentence
Light is refracted when it hits water.
Origin and Etymology of refract
Latin refractus, past participle of refringere to break open, break up, from re- + frangere to break — more at break
First Known Use: 1612
Rhymes with refract
abstract, attract, class act, compact, contact, contract, crookbacked, detract, didact, diffract, distract, enact, entr'acte, epact, exact, extract, humpbacked, hunchbacked, impact, infract, intact, mossbacked, playact, protract, react, redact, retract, sex act, subtract, swaybacked, transact, unbacked
REFRACT Defined for Kids
Definition of refract for Students
: to make (light) bend when it passes through at an angle <Prisms refract light.>
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