HyperDic: refractory

English > 4 senses of the word refractory:
NOUNartifactrefractory, furnace lininglining consisting of material with a high melting point
ADJECTIVEallrefractory, stubbornnot responding to treatment
allrefractorytemporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli
allrefractory, fractious, recalcitrantstubbornly resistant to authority or control
refractory > pronunciation
Soundsrahfrae'kteriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > refractory: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot responding to treatment.
Example "a refractory case of acne"
Synonymstubborn
Broaderintractablenot tractable
Spanishrefractario
Nounsrefractorinessthe trait of being unmanageable
English > refractory: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtemporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli.
Example"the refractory period of a muscle fiber"
Broaderunresponsivenot responding to some influence or stimulus
Spanishrefractario
English > refractory: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningstubbornly resistant to authority or control.
Example "a refractory child"
Synonymsfractious, recalcitrant
Broaderdisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
Spanishobstinado, refractario
Nounsrefractorinessthe trait of being unmanageable
English > refractory: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninglining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace.
Synonymfurnace lining
Broaderlining, linerA protective covering that protects an inside surface
Substancesalumina, aluminum oxide, aluminium oxideAny of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
fireclayA heat-resistant clay
Catalanrefractari
Adjectivesrefractory-lined(of furnaces) lined with material that has a high melting point

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