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Definition 1: lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for refractory in the sense of this definition

(refractory is a kind of ...) a protective covering that protects an inside surface

(refractory is made of the substance ...) a heat-resistant clay

(refractory is made of the substance ...) any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum

Definition 2: stubbornly resistant to authority or control - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where refractory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
  • a refractory child

Synonyms for refractory in the sense of this definition

(refractory is similar to ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

Definition 3: temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to a process or stimulus - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where refractory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the refractory period of a muscle fiber

(refractory is similar to ...) not responding to some influence or stimulus

Definition 4: not responding to treatment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where refractory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stubborn infection
  • a refractory case of acne
  • stubborn rust stains

Synonyms for refractory in the sense of this definition

(refractory is similar to ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

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