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refrangible

[ri-fran-juh-buh l] /rɪˈfræn dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being refracted, as rays of light.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; re- + frangible
Related forms
refrangibleness, refrangibility, noun
unrefrangible, adjective
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refrangible

/rɪˈfrændʒɪbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being refracted
Derived Forms
refrangibility, refrangibleness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin refringere to break up, from re- + frangere to break
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Word Origin and History for refrangible
adj.

1670s, from stem of Vulgar Latin *refrangere, from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin frangere "to break" (see fraction).

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