Definitions for refractoryrɪˈfræk tə ri
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furnace lining, refractory(adj)
lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
not responding to treatment
"a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli
"the refractory period of a muscle fiber"
fractious, refractory, recalcitrant(adj)
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
"a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
A material or piece of material, such as a brick, that has a very high melting point.
Obstinate and unruly; strongly opposed to something.
Not affected by great heat.
Difficult to treat.
Incapable of registering a reaction or stimulus.
Origin: From refractarius, from refractus, past participle of refringere. Originally refractary reanalysed after other adjectives in -ory
obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast
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
a refractory person
oPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other articles
A refractory material is one that retains its strength at high temperatures. ASTM C71 defines refractories as "non-metallic materials having those chemical and physical properties that make them applicable for structures, or as components of systems, that are exposed to environments above 1,000 °F". Refractory materials are used in linings for furnaces, kilns, incinerators and reactors. They are also used to make crucibles.
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- δύστηκτος, πυρίμαχος, δυσκολογιάτρευτος, δυσίατος, ανυπότακτοςGreek
- itsepäinen, refraktaarinen, itsepintainen, kuumuudenkestävä, tulenkestävä, omapäinen, refraktorinenFinnish
- refrattario, refrattariaItalian
- tīhoihoi, tīhoiMāori
- weerbarstig, halsstarrigDutch
- refrakteran, vatrootporan, tvrdokoranSerbo-Croatian
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