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American English: /rəˈfrækt/
British English: /rɪˈfrakt/

Translation of refract in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (often passive)
    Example sentences
    • A light ray is refracted when it passes from one medium to another at an angle and its speed changes.
    • The hotter, denser air refracts the light coming from the horizon and the viewer sees an image of the sky near the horizon.
    • When the temperature difference is large enough, the warmer air refracts the light and amazing images can be seen.

intransitive verb

  • refractarse
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