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Refractory

Re`frac´to`ry   Pronunciation: ~r?
a.1.Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast.
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.
n.1.A refractory person.
2.Refractoriness.
3.OPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other articles.
Noun1.refractory - lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
Synonyms: furnace lining
Adj.1.refractory - resistant to authority or control; "as refractory as a mule"
2.refractory - not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"
Synonyms: stubborn
3.refractory - marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance; "a recalcitrant teenager"; "everything revolves around a refractory individual genius"
Synonyms: recalcitrant
4.refractory - stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
Synonyms: fractious
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