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  Definition of Retraction
  1. the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back; "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"
  2. a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
Similar Words: abjuration, recantation

 

Hyponyms: withdrawal, backdown, climb-down

 

Derivational Morphology: draw in, retract, abjure, recant, forswear, resile

 

Anagrams: recreation, recitation, concertina

 

 
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