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re·trac·tile

 (rĭ-trăk′tĭl, -tīl′)
adj.
Capable of being drawn back or in: the retractile claws of a cat.

re′trac·til′i·ty (rē′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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retractile

(rɪˈtræktaɪl)
adj
capable of being drawn in: the retractile claws of a cat.
retractility n
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re•trac•tile

(rɪˈtræk tɪl)

adj.
capable of being drawn back or in, as the head of a tortoise.
[1770–80]
re•trac•til•i•ty (ˌri trækˈtɪl ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retractile - capable of retraction; capable of being drawn back; "cats have retractile claws"
nonretractable, nonretractile - not capable of being retracted
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Translations

retractile

[rɪˈtræktaɪl] adj (Zool) → retrattile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

re·trac·tile

a. retráctil, retractable.
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