Definition of refrangent in US English:

refrangent

adjective

Optics
rare
  • Refracting, refractive.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Pinkerton (1758–1826), historian and poet. Apparently from an unattested post-classical Latin form *refrangent-, *refrangens, present participle of *refrangere, alteration of classical Latin refringere.

Pronunciation

refrangent

/rɪˈfran(d)ʒ(ə)nt/