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  Words related to retract

Related / Similar Words: abjure, recant, forswear, resile, draw in, pull back, draw back, shrink back

 

Definition:
  • formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs";
  • pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws";
  • use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ);
  • pull away from a source of disgust or fear;

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    Hyponyms: invaginate, introvert

     

    Grouped Verbs: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in

     

    Derivational Morphology: retraction, abjuration, recantation, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing, retractor

     

    Anagrams: Caretta, terrace, teacart, caterer, accrete, retrace, acerate

     

     
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