Definition of refract:
- To bend sharply and abruptly back; to break off.
- To break the natural course of, as rays of light orr heat, when passing from one transparent medium to another of different density; to cause to deviate from a direct course by an action distinct from reflection; as, a dense medium refrcts the rays of light as they pass into it from a rare medium.
- deflect (part of speech: verb)
- bend (part of speech: verb)
- scatter (part of speech: verb)
- "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.
- "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1", Robert H. Newell.
White luminous fogs, like curtains of gauze, too thin to dim the general brightness, yet dense enough to invest the whole scene with a silver robe of mystery, and to refract the light and compel it to shine in great circles of prismatic colours!- "The Ocean and its Wonders", R.M. Ballantyne.