re·​fran·​gi·​ble ri-ˈfran-jə-bəl How to pronounce refrangible (audio)
: capable of being refracted
refrangibility noun
refrangibleness noun

Word History


irregular from Latin refringere to break up

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refrangible was in 1672

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Cite this Entry

“Refrangible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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