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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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Words that Rhyme with Refractory Period

  • .period
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Example sentences of the word refractory-period


1. Noun Phrase
Make sure that you are well-rested and have had enough to eat before working on your refractory period.

2. Noun Phrase
The refractory period is the amount of time between a man's last orgasm and his next erection.

3. Noun Phrase
One way to do this is by eliminating what is known as the "refractory period."

4.
Noun Phrase
Using simple home remedies to decrease the
refractory period** can help avoid the cost and side effects of drugs.

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)

5. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] an amount of time.

Synonyms

  • incubation period
  • fundamental measure
  • schooltime
  • clotting time
  • fortnight
  • term
  • reign
  • usance
  • hebdomad
  • morning
  • daytime
  • night
  • canicule
  • rainy day
  • time frame
  • time of life
  • time
  • youth
  • dog days
  • Olympiad
  • millenary
  • prehistoric culture
  • mid-April
  • calendar month
  • overtime
  • drouth
  • forenoon
  • Indian summer
  • decade
  • quarter-century
  • hours
  • phase of the moon
  • midwinter
  • weekend
  • life
  • Platonic year
  • indiction
  • sleep
  • bimillennium
  • efflorescence
  • mid-February
  • lunar time period
  • twelvemonth
  • continuance
  • dark
  • tide
  • morn
  • wartime
  • downtime
  • work time
  • week
  • quarter
  • duty tour
  • nighttime
  • peak
  • run
  • life-time
  • prehistory
  • years
  • epoch
  • mid-May
  • mid-January
  • stage
  • term of enlistment
  • hitch
  • year
  • quadrennium
  • flush
  • civil day
  • noviciate
  • enlistment
  • eve
  • bimillenary
  • yr
  • millennium
  • time period
  • honeymoon
  • lustrum
  • blossom
  • evening
  • running time
  • mid-October
  • question time
  • time of year
  • lifespan
  • occupation
  • period of time
  • day
  • semester
  • air alert
  • lease
  • Saint Martin's summer
  • prohibition
  • dawn
  • time limit
  • bimester
  • tour
  • decennium
  • mid-March
  • half-century
  • generation
  • regulation time
  • duration
  • mid-December
  • study hall
  • daylight
  • bronze age
  • test period
  • tour of duty
  • long haul
  • multistage
  • silly season
  • long time
  • puerperium
  • prime
  • mid-November
  • watch
  • mid-August
  • drought
  • midweek
  • two weeks
  • trimester
  • mid-September
  • heyday
  • time off
  • calendar week
  • lifetime
  • era
  • month
  • uptime
  • past
  • bloom
  • great year
  • century
  • phase
  • quinquennium
  • nap
  • lactation
  • window
  • age
  • season
  • hour
  • calendar day
  • canicular days
  • shelf life
  • festival
  • real time
  • hospitalization
  • morning time
  • term of a contract
  • flower
  • prohibition era
  • early days
  • iron age
  • fundamental quantity
  • elapsed time
  • school
  • silver age
  • bout
  • half-life
  • travel time
  • long run
  • novitiate
  • field day
  • half life
  • mid-July
  • Golden Age
  • extra time
  • peacetime
  • trial period
  • times
  • school day
  • decennary

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime
  • uptime
  • day
  • night

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.

Synonyms

  • time interval
  • interval

Antonyms

  • estivate
  • wake
  • aestivate

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.

Synonyms

  • full stop
  • punctuation mark
  • suspension point
  • stop
  • punctuation
  • full point

Antonyms

  • syncategoreme
  • supply
  • sunset
  • light

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games.

Synonyms

  • part
  • play
  • playing period
  • division
  • section

Antonyms

  • nonbeing
  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause.

Synonyms

  • menstruation
  • expelling
  • catamenia
  • menses
  • menstruum
  • flow
  • discharge
  • menorrhagia
  • hypermenorrhea
  • emission

Antonyms

  • past
  • postmeridian
  • antemeridian
  • adult

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the end or completion of something.

Synonyms

  • end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • aged

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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