Refractory

Definition of Refractory

Re`frac´to`ry   Pronunciation: ~r?
a.1.Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast.
Raging appetites that are
Most disobedient and refractory.
- Shak.
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.

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