An example of refract is for a mirror to cause a light beam to bounce back.
Refracted the patient's eye.
A prism can refract light.
Origin of refract
- Latin refringere refrāct- to break up re- re- frangere to break bhreg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin refractum, the neutral inflection of refractus, the past participle of refringere, itself from re- 'again' + frangere 'to break'.