Refractory

describes the ability to withstand high temperatures without damage. It is also used to describe bricks with refractory properties.

Refractory

A wound or disease that does not respond to treatment.

refractory

stubborn unmanageable untractable 
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Refractory

a metal or ceramic that may be exposed to extremely high temperatures without deteriorating rapidly or without melting.
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refractory

[adj] - (medicine) not responding to treatment 2. [adj] - resistant to authority or control
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Refractory

A metal or ceramic that may be exposed to extremely high temperatures without deteriorating rapidly or without melting. See also: Ceramic, Metal.
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Refractory

a metal or ceramic that may be exposed to extremely high temperatures without deteriorating rapidly or without melting.
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Refractory

Refractory: Not yielding (at least not yielding readily) to treatment.
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Refractory

Re·frac'to·ry adjective [ Latin refractorius , from refringere : confer French refractaire . See Refract .] 1. Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast. « Raging appetites tha...
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refractory

Not readily yielding to treatment. ... Origin: L. Refractorius ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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refractory

adjective temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli; `the refractory period of a muscle fiber`
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refractory

adjective not responding to treatment; `a stubborn infection`; `a refractory case of acne`; `stubborn rust stains`
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refractory

(re-frak´tә-re) resistant to treatment. not responding to a stimulus; see refractory period.
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Refractory

• (n.) A refractory person. • (n.) OPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other articles. • (a.) 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 hamme...
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refractory

material not deformed or damaged by high temperatures, used to make crucibles, incinerators, insulation, and furnaces, particularly metallurgical ...
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refractory

any material that has an unusually high melting point and that maintains its structural properties at very high temperatures. Composed principally of ... [7 related articles]
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refractory

(L. refractorius) not readily yielding to treatment.
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Refractory

[planetary science] In planetary science, any material that has a relatively high equilibrium condensation temperature is called refractory. The opposite of refractory is volatile. The refractory group includes elements and compounds like metals and silicates (commonly termed rocks) which make up the bulk of the mass of the terrestrial plan...
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refractory

In timber drying this term is used to indicate high resistance to moisture loss during drying
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refractory

Descriptive of a substance that vaporizes (that is, boils) at high temperatures or condenses from a gas at high temperatures. Refractory elements include are calcium (Ca), aluminum (Al), uranium (U), titanium (Ti), the rare earth elements such as cerium (Ce), europium (Eu), and gadolinium (Gd); tung...
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refractory

Type: Term Pronunciation: rē-frak′tōr-ē Definitions: 1. Resistant to treatment, as of a disease. Synonyms: obstinate1, intractable1, obstinate2
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refractory

(Of a material) able to resist high temperature, for example ceramics made from clay, minerals, or other earthy materials. Furnaces are lined with refractory materials such as silica and dolomite. Alumina (aluminium oxide) is an excellent refractory, often used for the bodies of spark plugs. Titanium and tungsten are often called refractory metals ...
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refractory

In oncology, this term describes cancer that does not respond to hormone treatment. Also known as hormone resistant.
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refractory

In medicine, describes a disease or condition that does not respond to treatment.
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Refractory

(i) Heat-resisting material used, for example, to line blast and other furnaces and make crucibles. (ii) Describes metals that are extremely difficult to recover from their ores.
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