verb (used with object)
- refracting telescope,
Origin of refract
Examples from the Web for refracted
The stories are splintered and refracted, the progressions coiled.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It offers the kind of refracted, wormhole narrative that generates comparisons to David Mitchell—deserved in this case.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks|The Daily Beast|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her encounters with Seán—the supposed love of her life, as she frequently states—are hazy, refracted through money and commodity.
And in all that refracted glamour there's an empathetic eye, a sadness that speaks.
Unlike the cathode rays, they were not deflected by magnets; and neither did they seem to be reflected or refracted similarly.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
Everything he sees is refracted in the waters of his subjectivity, from which he cannot escape.The Legacy of Greece|Various
Their dim glow seemed to be refracted from some central point beyond.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
B, B, oblique rays, that are refracted in passing through the humors of the eye.
Spikes and stars crystalline radiated and refracted and reflected marvellously.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
Word Origin for refract
"to bend" (light, sound, heat, etc.), 1610s, back-formation from refraction, and in part from Latin refractus, past participle of refringere. Related: Refracted; refracting.