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Diffract \Dif*fract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diffracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diffracting.] [L. diffractus, p. p. of diffringere to break in pieces; dif- = dis- + frangere to break. See Fracture.] To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, a? rays of light.


vb. (present participle of diffract English)

Usage examples of "diffracting".

Soon another greatflower hove into view, this time with fuller petals, diffracting sunlight in ways Renna excitedly described as "holographic.

Broken rainbows spilled from clusters of glass, the pendants scored with fine, diffracting lines.

The first result of air venting into space was that the light went flat: there was no longer a diffracting atmosphere to soften and spread the illumination.

Sometimes the African sun sneaks over the horizon like an old lion on the prowl, the mists diffracting its rays into a mane.