Meaning of RETRACTION in English

RETRACTION

noun the state or condition of a part when drawn back, or towards the center of the body.

2. retraction ·noun the act of retracting or shortening; as, the retraction of a severed muscle; the retraction of a sinew.

3. retraction ·noun the act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat's claws.

4. retraction ·noun the act of withdrawing something advanced, stated, claimed, or done; declaration of change of opinion; recantation.

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