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
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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