Origin of diffract; from Classical Latin diffractus, past participle of diffringere, to break in pieces ; from dis-, apart + frangere, break
intr. & tr.v.dif·fract·ed, dif·fract·ing, dif·fracts
Origin of diffractBack-formation from diffraction.
(third-person singular simple present diffracts, present participle diffracting, simple past and past participle diffracted)
- To cause diffraction
- (intransitive) To undergo diffraction