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re·fract

 (rĭ-frăkt′)
tr.v. re·fract·ed, re·fract·ing, re·fracts
1. To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction.
2. To alter by viewing through a medium: "In the Quartet reality is refracted through a variety of eyes" (Elizabeth Kastor).
3. Medicine To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).

[Latin refringere, refrāct-, to break up : re-, re- + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

refract

(rɪˈfrækt)
vb (tr)
1. (General Physics) to cause to undergo refraction
2. (General Physics) to measure the refractive capabilities of (the eye, a lens, etc)
[C17: from Latin refractus broken up, from refringere, from re- + frangere to break]
reˈfractable adj

re•fract

(rɪˈfrækt)

v.t.
1. to subject to refraction.
2. to determine the refractive condition of (an eye).
[1605–15; < Latin refrāctus, past participle of refringere to break, force back =re- re- + -fringere, comb. form of frangere to break]

refract


Past participle: refracted
Gerund: refracting

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would refract
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.refract - subject to refraction; "refract a light beam"
optics - the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
2.refract - determine the refracting power of (a lens)
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

refract

verb
To cause to move, especially at an angle:
Translations

refract

[rɪˈfrækt] VTrefractar

refract

[rɪˈfrækt]
vt [+ light, ray, wave] → réfracter
to be refracted → être réfracté(e)
vi [light, ray, wave] → se réfracter

refract

vtbrechen

refract

[rɪˈfrækt] vtrifrangere

re·fract

v. refractar, desviar.
1. cambiar una dirección tal como la de un rayo de luz al pasar de un medio a otro de diferente densidad;
2. rectificar anormalidades de refracción en el ojo y corregirlas.
References in classic literature ?
Nor does the thin atmosphere refract the sun's rays or diffuse its light as upon Earth.
It was near noon; I knew by the perpendicularity of the sun's rays, which were no longer refracted. The magical colours disappeared by degrees, and the shades of emerald and sapphire were effaced.
The winter sunrise was painting the east; and as the window was to the back of the house, it shone into the room with many strange colours of refracted light.
Spirits in wing, and angels to the view, A thousand seraphs burst th' Empyrean thro', Young dreams still hovering on their drowsy flight - Seraphs in all but "Knowledge," the keen light That fell, refracted, thro' thy bounds, afar O Death !
These eclipses, caused by the interposition of the earth between the moon and the sun, can last two hours ; during which time, by reason of the rays refracted by its atmosphere, the terrestrial globe can appear as nothing but a black point upon the sun.
It begins to be refracted, and dimmed by mist, and its velocity is slightly diminished.
The sunset fires, refracted from the cloud-driftage of the autumn sky, bathed the canyon with crimson, in which ruddy-limbed mandronos and wine-wooded manzanitas burned and smoldered.
A magnetic result of such glaring was, that the person glared at could not by any means successfully pretend to he ignorant of the fact: so that a bystander, without beholding Mrs Wilfer at all, must have known at whom she was glaring, by seeing her refracted from the countenance of the beglared one.
She gazed straight before her at the Tower of Jewels with so austere an expression that no glint of refracted sunlight could soften it.
THURSDAY 19 Festival / Refract: 18 At a time when society and politics is becoming increasingly polarized, it's always important - no, make that vital - to take a step back and try to see things from a different perspective.
Byline: Jane Cranston, data scientist with Newcastle-based Refract
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