Part of Speech: Verb
Definition: Measure the focusing characteristics of (an eye) or of the eyes of (someone)
Source: Oxford Dictionary
Found in Line 20-21 of Discovering Colors in Prison by Nancy Miller Gomez : “ The colors we keep caged, a stubborn brightness / refracted off betrayal, and hate”
The definition of the word refracted helped me understand what was being said in lines 20 and 21. My interpretation was that these people were being stereotyped.