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Pronunciation: re-frak'tor-e

Definition: Resistant to treatment, as of a disease.

Synonym(s): obstinate1

Synonym(s): intractable1, obstinate2

[L. refractarius, fr. refringo, pp. -fractus, to break in pieces]

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