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Topic: PHYSICS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of refringere 'to break open', from frangere 'to break'

refract

verb
     
re‧fract [transitive]
technicalHP if glass or water refracts light, the light changes direction when it passes through the glass or water
refraction noun [uncountable]
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