refrangible

adjective
re·​fran·​gi·​ble | \ ri-ˈfran-jə-bəl How to pronounce refrangible (audio) \

Definition of refrangible

: capable of being refracted

Other Words from refrangible

refrangibility \ ri-​ˌfran-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce refrangibility (audio) \ noun
refrangibleness \ ri-​ˈfran-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce refrangibleness (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of refrangible

1672, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for refrangible

irregular from Latin refringere to break up

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“Refrangible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refrangible. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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