[ US /ɹiˈtɹækʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪtɹˈækʃən/ ]
  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
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How To Use retraction In A Sentence

  • Activated ROCK induces neurite retraction [5] while selective ROCK inhibitor, Y-27632, as well as ROCK dominant negative mutants promote neurite formation PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • The newspaper was forced to publish a retraction of its allegations.
  • The cool thing about naziism is — yes, nazis have at least one positive — is that anyone who falls for that ideology, however briefly and despite any following retractions, can be written of as a buffoon en toto and forever. The Volokh Conspiracy » Putting Heidegger in the library’s grave of discarded lies
  • FLATOW: A lot of times, you don't see the word retraction, Ivan, do you on some of these retracted papers? NPR Topics: News
  • A retraction is in order from the Plainfield City Clerk's office concerning Candidate Rucker's address. Plainfield Council candidates, 2007 primary
  • Some more affected children will have hoarseness, aphonia, and inspiratory retractions that are severe enough to cause chest wall deformity.
  • The Register has shamed itself by printing this and should publish an immediate retraction.
  • Following a vascular injury, vasoconstriction and retraction usually occur immediately and decrease blood flow to the affected area.
  • Flaps were to be left in the down position to facilitate the removal of mud and other debris prior to their retraction.
  • The autocorrelations did not decay to zero because there was very little retraction.
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