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  Definition of retract
  1. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
  2. pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
  3. use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
  4. pull away from a source of disgust or fear
Similar Words: abjure, recant, forswear, resile, draw in, pull back, draw back, shrink back

 

Hyponyms: invaginate, introvert

 

Grouped Verbs: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in

 

Derivational Morphology: retraction, abjuration, recantation, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing, retractor

 

Anagrams: Caretta, terrace, teacart, caterer, accrete, retrace, acerate

 

 
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