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From Latin refractum, the neutral inflection of refractus, the past participle of refringere, itself from re- (again) + frangere (to break).

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refract (third-person singular simple present refracts, present participle refracting, simple past and past participle refracted)

  1. (intransitive, of light) To change direction as a result of entering a different medium
  2. (transitive, optics) To cause (light) to change direction as a result of entering a different medium.
    A prism can refract light.

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