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re·tract

 (rĭ-trăkt′)
v. re·tract·ed, re·tract·ing, re·tracts
v.tr.
1. To take back; disavow: refused to retract the statement.
2. To draw back or in: a plane retracting its landing gear.
3. Linguistics
a. To utter (a sound) with the tongue drawn back.
b. To draw back (the tongue).
v.intr.
1. To take something back or disavow it.
2. To draw back: a leash that retracts into a plastic case. See Synonyms at recede1.

[Latin retractāre, to revoke, frequentative of retrahere, to draw back : re-, re- + trahere, to draw. V., tr., senses 2 and 3, and v., intr., sense 2, Middle English retracten, from Old French retracter, from Latin retractus, past participle of retrahere.]

re·tract′a·bil′i·ty, re·tract′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·tract′a·ble, re·tract′i·ble adj.
re′trac·ta′tion (rē′trăk-tā′shən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retractable - capable of being retracted; "retractable landing gear"
retractile - capable of retraction; capable of being drawn back; "cats have retractile claws"
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Translations
قابِل للإنْسِحاب
zatažitelný
behúzható
geri çekilebilir

retractable

[rɪˈtræktəbl] ADJretractable (Tech) → replegable, retráctil
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

retractable

[rɪˈtræktəbəl] adjescamotable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

retractable

adj
offerzurückziehbar; statement, decisionzurücknehmbar
clawseinziehbar; clothes line etcausziehbar; (Aviat) undercarriageeinziehbar
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

retractable

[rɪˈtræktəbl] adj (undercarriage, nib) → retrattile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

retract

(riˈtrӕkt) verb
to pull, or be pulled, into the body etc. A cat can retract its claws; A cat's claws can retract.
reˈtraction (-ʃən) noun
reˈtractable adjective
able to be pulled up or in. An aeroplane has retractable wheels.
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