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refract

 [re-frakt´]
1. to cause to deviate.
2. to ascertain errors of ocular refraction.

re·fract

(rē-frakt'),
1. To change the direction of a ray of light.
2. To detect an error of refraction and to correct it by means of lenses.
[L. refringo, pp. -fractus, to break up]

refract

/re·fract/ (re-frakt´)
1. to cause to deviate.
2. to ascertain errors of ocular refraction.

refract

(rĭ-frăkt′)
tr.v. re·fracted, re·fracting, re·fracts
1. To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction.
2. Medicine To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).

re·fract

(rē-frakt')
1. To change the direction of a ray of light.
2. To detect an error of refraction and to correct it by means of lenses.
[L. refringo, pp. -fractus, to break up]

refract 

1. To bend a ray of light when it passes through a surface separating media of different refractive indices.
2. To measure the refractive state of the eye.
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