from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That can be refracted: refrangible rays of light.
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- adj. That may be refracted
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being refracted, or turned out of a direct course, in passing from one medium to another, as rays of light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being refracted in passing from one medium to another, as rays of light. The violet rays in the spectrum are more refrangible than those of greater wave-length, as the red rays.
From Latin refringere, to refract (influenced by refract).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)