Refracts vs Retracts - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between refracts and retracts

is that refracts is (refract) while retracts is (retract).

refracts

English

Verb

(head)
  • (refract)
  • Anagrams

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    refract

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of light) To change direction as a result of entering a different medium
  • (optics) To cause (light) to change direction as a result of entering a different medium.
  • A prism can refract light.

    Derived terms

    * refracting

    See also

    * reflect

    Anagrams

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    retracts

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (retract)

  • retract

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pull back inside.
  • An airplane retracts its wheels for flight.
  • (ambitransitive) To draw back; to draw up.
  • Muscles retract after amputation.
    A cat can retract its claws.
  • To take back or withdraw something one has said.
  • I retract all the accusations I made about the senator and sincerely hope he won't sue me.
  • * Bishop Stillingfleet
  • I would as freely have retracted this charge of idolatry as I ever made it.
  • * Granville
  • She will, and she will not; she grants, denies, / Consents, retracts , advances, and then flies.
  • To take back, as a grant or favour previously bestowed; to revoke.
  • (Woodward)

    Synonyms

    * take back * withcall * withdraw

    See also

    * unsay * unspeak