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refract

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics
refractre‧fract /rɪˈfrækt/ verb [transitive]  technicalHP if glass or water refracts light, the light changes direction when it passes through the glass or waterrefraction /rɪˈfrækʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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refractMore light is refracted below the surface, and algae, especially diatoms. rapidly become plentiful.Metal refracts it while organic material absorbs it. 3.Like light, seismic waves can reflect and refract off a surface.Precision-cut, liberated from the leadline, the mosaic edges refract the light in scintillating, unpredictable ways.We drove through undulating farmland and it was as if the light were refracted through amethyst.Light is refracted through each column.
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Verb table
refract
Simple Form
Present
theyrefract
itrefracts
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Past
it, theyrefracted
Present perfect
theyhave refracted
ithas refracted
Past perfect
it, theyhad refracted
Future
it, theywill refract
Future perfect
it, theywill have refracted
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare refracting
itis refracting
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Past
theywere refracting
itwas refracting
Present perfect
theyhave been refracting
ithas been refracting
Past perfect
it, theyhad been refracting
Future
it, theywill be refracting
Future perfect
it, theywill have been refracting
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