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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. subject to refraction;
- Example: "refract a light beam"

2. determine the refracting power of (a lens);

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Refract \Re*fract"\ (r?*fr$kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Refracting.] [L. refractus, p. p. of refringere; pref. re- re- + frangere to break: cf. F. r['e]fracter. SEe FRacture, and cf. Refrain, n.] 1. To bend sharply and abruptly back; to break off. [1913 Webster] 2. To break the natural course of, as rays of light orr heat, when passing from one transparent medium to another of different density; to cause to deviate from a direct course by an action distinct from reflection; as, a dense medium refrcts the rays of light as they pass into it from a rare medium. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

refract v 1: subject to refraction; "refract a light beam" 2: determine the refracting power of (a lens)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "refract": bend, bias, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diffract, diffuse, disperse, distort, diverge, divert, dogleg, hairpin, pull, scatter, skew, turn, twist, warp, zigzag