refractile

adjective
re·​frac·​tile | \ ri-ˈfrak-tᵊl How to pronounce refractile (audio) , -ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of refractile

: capable of refracting : refractive

First Known Use of refractile

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about refractile

Statistics for refractile

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for refractile

The first known use of refractile was circa 1849

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for refractile

refractile

adjective
re·​frac·​tile | \ ri-ˈfrak-tᵊl How to pronounce refractile (audio) , -ˌtīl How to pronounce refractile (audio) \

Medical Definition of refractile

: capable of refracting : refractive refractile crystalline material in the retina

More from Merriam-Webster on refractile

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with refractile

Comments on refractile

What made you want to look up refractile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

providing supplementary assistance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!