Retraction



noun
1.
the act of retracting or the state of being retracted.
2.
withdrawal of a promise, statement, opinion, etc.:
His retraction of the libel came too late.
3.
retractile power.
noun
1.
the act of retracting or state of being retracted
2.
the withdrawal of a statement, charge, etc

retraction re·trac·tion (rĭ-trāk’shən)
n.

The act of drawing back or in; shrinking.

The act of pulling apart, usually as part of a surgical procedure.

The posterior movement of teeth, usually with the aid of an orthodontic appliance.

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