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dif·fract

 (dĭ-frăkt′)
intr. & tr.v. dif·fract·ed, dif·fract·ing, dif·fracts
To undergo or cause to undergo diffraction.

[Back-formation from diffraction.]

dif·frac′tive adj.
dif·frac′tive·ly adv.
dif·frac′tive·ness n.

diffract

(dɪˈfrækt)
vb
(General Physics) to undergo or cause to undergo diffraction: to diffract light; the light diffracts at a slit.
difˈfractive adj
difˈfractively adv
difˈfractiveness n

dif•fract

(dɪˈfrækt)

v.t.
to break up or bend by diffraction.
[1795–1805]
dif•frac′tive, adj.

diffract


Past participle: diffracted
Gerund: diffracting

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Present Continuous
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Past Continuous
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Future
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.diffract - undergo diffraction; "laser light diffracts electrons"
part, split, separate - go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
Translations
lomit

diffract

[dɪˈfrækt]
A. VTdifractar
B. VIdifractarse

diffract

vtbeugen
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