refrangible


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re·fran·gi·ble

 (rĭ-frăn′jə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being refracted: refrangible rays of light.

[From Latin refringere, to refract (influenced by refract).]

re·fran′gi·bil′i·ty, re·fran′gi·ble·ness n.

refrangible

(rɪˈfrændʒɪbəl)
adj
(General Physics) capable of being refracted
[C17: from Latin refringere to break up, from re- + frangere to break]
reˌfrangiˈbility, reˈfrangibleness n

re•fran•gi•ble

(rɪˈfræn dʒə bəl)

adj.
capable of being refracted, as rays of light.
[1665–75]
re•fran′gi•ble•ness, re•fran`gi•bil′i•ty, n.
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refrangible

adjbrechbar
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