Definition of Refractory. Meaning of Refractory. Synonyms of Refractory

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Definition of Refractory

Refractory
Refractory Re*frac"to*ry, n. 1. A refractory person. --Bp. Hall. 2. Refractoriness. [Obs.] --Jer. TAylor. 3. OPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other articles. --Knight.
Refractory
Refractory Re*frac"to*ry (-r?), a. [L. refractorius, fr. refringere: cf. F. refractaire. See Refract.] 1. Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast. Raging appetites that are Most disobedient and refractory. --Shak. 2. 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. Syn: Perverse; contumacious; unruly; stubborn; obstinate; unyielding; ungovernable; unmanageable.

Meaning of Refractory from wikipedia

- A refractory material or refractory is a heat-resistant material: that is, a mineral that is resistant to decomposition by heat, pressure, or chemical...
- Refractoriness is the fundamental property of any object of autowave nature (especially excitable medium) not to respond on stimuli, if the object stays...
- In human ****uality, the refractory period is usually the recovery phase after **** during which it is physiologically impossible for a man to have additional...
- Hyperanemia is a severe form of anemia, in which the hematocrit is below 10%. Refractory anemia, an anemia which does not respond to treatment, is often seen secondary...
- Refractory period is a period immediately following a stimulus during which further stimulation has no effect. It may specifically refer to: Refractory...
- Refractory metals are a cl**** of metals that are extraordinarily resistant to heat and wear. The expression is mostly used in the context of materials...
- dysplastic changes confined to the single lineage. The term refractory neutropenia and refractory thrombocytopenia have sometimes been used to describe these...
- Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behaviour such as pacing back and forth, somatic...
- seen by some as an indication of catastrophic damage to the neocortex. Refractory status epilepticus is defined as status epilepticus that continues despite...
- that cannot be brought below 6.0 mg/dl while attacks continue indicates refractory gout. While historically it is not recommended to start allopurinol during...
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