verb. determine the refracting power of (a lens).
- find out
verb. subject to refraction.
Example sentences of the word refract
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In rare cases of albinism, where there is no color in the eyes and they refract almost no blue light, the eyes might appear pink because of the blood vessels in them.
2. Verb, base form
Light does refract inside a water droplet, but if that were the whole story, the water would have be between you and the sun, and that's not what typically happens.
3. Noun, singular or mass
The refractometer measures how much light refract as it passes through a substance.
Some chemicals, such as calcium carbonate, refract incident light and give the paint a matte finish.