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diffract

dif·fract

diffract

pronunciation:
dih fraekt
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: diffracted, diffracting, diffracts
definition: to cause diffraction of, or undergo diffraction.
derivations: diffractive (adj.), diffractively (adv.), diffractiveness (n.)
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The word diffract contains the following parts:
dif- Latin prefix that means not, apart, reverse, negate
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The prefix dif- is an assimilated form of the prefix dis-, used before roots beginning with "f", such as "fid" and "fer." See dis-.
fract, frag Latin root that means break