Definition of refrangible in English:

refrangible

adjective

  • Able to be refracted.

    • ‘Newton had been inveigled into publishing his explanation of the rainbow, asserting that the colours of the rainbow are generated from white light (as from the Sun) merely because they are ‘differently refrangible’.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from modern Latin refrangibilis, from refrangere break up (see refract).

Pronunciation

refrangible

/rəˈfranjəb(ə)l/