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Noun: retraction  ri'trak-shun
  1. A disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    - abjuration, recantation
  2. The act of pulling, holding or drawing a part back
    "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"

Derived forms: retractions

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

Encyclopedia: Retraction