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refractory

refractory - Dictionary definition and meaning for word refractory

Definition
(noun) lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
Synonyms : furnace lining

Definition
(adj) not responding to treatment
Synonyms : stubborn
Example Sentence
  • a stubborn infection
  • a refractory case of acne
  • stubborn rust stains

Definition
(adj) temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli
Example Sentence
  • the refractory period of a muscle fiber

Definition
(adj) stubbornly resistant to authority or control
Synonyms : fractious , recalcitrant
Example Sentence
  • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
  • a refractory child

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for refractory

refractory--means factor ,who always factors the law into piece,means don't follow the law.
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by kvsharat

one who doesn't refract or bend at all meaning stubborn
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by 1.6k

Remember SATISFACTORY....REFRACTORY can br the OPPOSITE of SATISFACTORY
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by Salman

repeated fractures=re fracture are difficult to manage or cure
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by laaptu

refractory -due to the economics crisis the industry has beared huge loss , so it takes some time to recuperate from its loss.
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by santosh pokhrel

REFACTORY, He is stubborn that he will buy it again from the factory outlet.
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by biotechlover

re-fact = He does not listen to facts
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by meno13

Factory workers are always refractory
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by roozbeh33

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