- To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction. (verb-transitive)
- To alter by viewing through a medium: "In the Quartet reality is refracted through a variety of eyes” ( Elizabeth Kastor). (verb-transitive)
- Medicine To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example). (verb-transitive)
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