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refrangible

[ ri-fran-juh-buhl ]
/ rɪˈfræn dʒə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being refracted, as rays of light.

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Origin of refrangible

First recorded in 1665–75; re- + frangible

OTHER WORDS FROM refrangible

re·fran·gi·ble·ness, re·fran·gi·bil·i·ty, nounun·re·fran·gi·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for refrangible

refrangible
/ (rɪˈfrændʒɪbəl) /

adjective

capable of being refracted

Derived forms of refrangible

refrangibility or refrangibleness, noun

Word Origin for refrangible

C17: from Latin refringere to break up, from re- + frangere to break
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