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Retraction meaning

retraction - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat's claws.
  2. 2. The act of withdrawing something advanced, stated, claimed, or done; declaration of change of opinion; recantation.
  3. 3. The act of retracting or shortening; as, the retraction of a severed muscle; the retraction of a sinew.
  4. 4. The state or condition of a part when drawn back, or towards the center of the body.

retraction - examples of usage

  1. In a hypertonic solution the red blood cells retract and fall to the bottom of the glass, the rapidity with which they are deposited depending on the amount of retraction. - "The Mechanism of Life", St├ęphane Leduc.
  2. On that " tomorrow" a line of retraction was printed in tiny types. - "Botchan (Master Darling)", Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri.
  3. She was a Rosetti- ish style of girl, with too much neck, a tangle of dark red hair, and lips of that peculiar pout seen in the above artist's pictures, in conjunction with heavily- lidded eyes, and suggesting at one moment infantile retraction from a feeding- bottle, at another parting from the last kiss. - "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
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