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Word

Refractory

How many syllables?

4 Syllables

How it's divided?

re-frac-to-ry

Definition

  • a. - Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast.
  • a. - Resisting ordinary treatment; difficult of fusion, reduction, or the like; -- said especially of metals and the like, which do not readily yield to heat, or to the hammer; as, a refractory ore.
  • n. - A refractory person.
  • n. - Refractoriness.
  • n. - OPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other articles.


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