retraction meaning

[ ri'trækʃən ] Pronunciation:   "retraction" in a sentence
Noun: retraction  ri'trakshun
  1. A disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    - abjuration, recantation 
  2. The act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
    "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"

Derived forms: retractions

See also: retract

Type of: disavowal, disclaimer, motility, motion, move, movement

Encyclopedia: Retraction

n : an act or instance of retracting; specif : backward or inward movement of an organ or part ‹retraction of the nipple or skin overlying the tumor —Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.


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  1. retraction will be required and should be as gentle as possible.
  2. daily retraction and cleaning prevents penile adhesions.
  3. the newspaper published a retraction of the erroneous report.
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  5. 3 lens retraction time from the wide zoom position

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