noun, plural re·frac·to·ries.
SYNONYMS FOR refractory
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Origin of refractory
synonym study for refractory
OTHER WORDS FROM refractoryre·frac·to·ri·ly, adverbre·frac·to·ri·ness, nounun·re·frac·to·ry, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for refractory
Diagnosed with refractory acute myeloid leukemia at age 7, Sam was very brave but also very sick.36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave to Raise Money to Fight Childhood Cancer|John L. Smith|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When pure and of close hard grain it is used as a refractory for lining furnaces, especially those designed for anthracite.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
And so mother and daughter in Mr. Wilding's absence pleaded his cause with his refractory bride-elect.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
At last one of the men mounted his horse, and set out with his lariat to lasso the refractory beast in true cow-boy style.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
The guard-room, 8, is identified by the remains of stocks, in which the refractory were fastened for punishment or safe-keeping.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
She understood literature and the beauties of poetry, but it was too late to cultivate her refractory memory.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac