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Tending or serving to retract.

re·trac′tive·ly adv.
re·trac′tive·ness n.


(rɪˈtræk tɪv)

tending or serving to retract.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French]
re•trac′tive•ly, adv.
re•trac′tive•ness, n.
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On the other hand, higher foaming temperature decreased the viscosity of the polymer matrix, resulting in the decrease of the retractive force restricting cell growth, increased the diffusivity of C[O.
This variable add-on produces the high bond strengths needed to secure the ends of elastic to a nonwoven garment while helping retain retractive forces in the center of the elastic strand.
T he polarized retractive index of LC molecules in the direction along the X-axis and Y -axis can be obtained by the following formula [23, 24]:
Almost as literal, an earlier articulated wood wall piece, Pantografico #2, 2011, from the series "Metamericos," 2008-, shows the same expansive and retractive system in a piece that is less industrial-looking due to the material as well as its more intimate scale, An articulated armlike Contraption that protrudes from the wall and hangs down to the ground, the piece can be extended and compressed to form different compositions.
Therefore, through the reduction of retractive force on the skin flap, the Lazy Lateral incision may decrease the rate of skin flap necrosis and reduce the risk of vascular supply complications in SSM.
The "arm of the law" was unequal to the reach and retractive action demanded by such an unprecedented spread of its field.
The newly developed encapsulants have a retractive stress to thermal changes at low temperatures equivalent to approximately half that of EVA, making for superior flexibility at low temperatures.
Shocked by the level of response exhibited by their populations, "moderate" Arab leaders have timidly remonstrated before their masters, hoping against all hope that the fast-teeming popular mutinies at home be somehow quelled through some benign, retractive gesture by the provocateur-par-excellence.