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English noun: retraction

1. retraction (communication) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

Synonymsabjuration, recantation

Broader (hypernym)disavowal, disclaimer

Narrower (hyponym)backdown, climb-down, withdrawal

2. retraction (act) the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back

SamplesThe retraction of the landing gear.
Retraction of the foreskin.

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

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