Examples of refract in a Sentence
Light is refracted when it hits water.
Recent Examples of refract from the Web
If the light of a first star candidate refracted itself onto a moving galaxy cluster, the star's light could be amplified by 10,000 times.
Brittain’s lighting piece creates constellation-like forms that reflect the night sky through sparkling lights refracted through glass prisms.
The surface sparkled like light refracting through thousands of magnificent diamonds.
Stories are being refracted through these big hubs.
Cold dense air, chilled by the frigid fjord water, had refracted light, bending it into a vision.
The Olympics are an extravaganza that cinema can magnify and refract in countless ways: as something fascist and remote, or something gooey and lamely earnest.
The hexagonal shapes of ice crystals in the atmosphere act like prisms, refracting and bending the sun’s rays in a horizontal fashion and creating the small rainbows.
Because Rivkin is so good at conveying the welter of contradictions involving white liberals, as refracted through Joanne’s own bundle of insecurities and hungers, these broad brushstrokes are unnecessary.
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REFRACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of refract for English Language Learners
of an object or substance : to make (light) change direction when it goes through at an angle
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