Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing that which refracts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving or having power to refract, or turn from a direct course; pertaining to refraction

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to refraction; serving or having power to refract or turn from a direct course.
  • Capable of being refracted: as, the refractive violet rays.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction
  • adj. capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)

Etymologies

refract +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

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