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1. refractory

noun. ['rəˈfræktɝi'] lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace.

Synonyms

  • aluminum oxide
  • lining
  • furnace lining
  • fireclay
  • aluminium oxide
  • alumina

Antonyms

  • manageable
  • subordinate
  • compromising
  • tame

Etymology

  • refractarius (Latin)

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Rhymes with Refractory

  • unsatisfactory
  • satisfactory
  • olfactory
  • factory

Sentences with refractory


1. Noun, singular or mass
Vermiculite, castable refractory and water glass are all made use of in large quantities for heat-proofing the drum.

2. Adjective
Most refractory caulks are gray or black in color.

2. refractory

adjective. ['rəˈfræktɝi'] not responding to treatment.

Synonyms

  • intractable

Antonyms

  • docile
  • disobedience

Etymology

  • refractarius (Latin)

3. refractory

adjective. ['rəˈfræktɝi'] temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli.

Antonyms

  • good

Etymology

  • refractarius (Latin)

4. refractory

adjective. ['rəˈfræktɝi'] stubbornly resistant to authority or control.

Synonyms

  • disobedient
  • recalcitrant

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • easy
  • corrigible

Etymology

  • refractarius (Latin)
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