Definition of Retracted in English :

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Retracted meaning in English

Meaning of Retracted in English

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Retracted pronunciation in English

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1. retracted

drawn back and in

Example Sentences:
'a cat with retracted claws'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (transitive)
to draw in (a part or appendage)
a snail can retract its horns
to retract the landing gear of an aircraft
to withdraw (a statement, opinion, charge, etc) as invalid or unjustified
to go back on (a promise or agreement)
4. (intransitive)
to shrink back, as in fear
5. phonetics
to modify the articulation of (a vowel) by bringing the tongue back away from the lips

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
to draw back or in
to retract claws
see also protract (sense 3)
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant

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see synonyms of retracted
v. re·tract·ed, re·tract·ing, re·tracts
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).
1. To take something back or disavow it.
2. To draw back: a leash that retracts into a plastic case. See Synonyms at recede1.

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