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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretractionre‧trac‧tion /rɪˈtrækʃən/ noun formal  1 [countable]SAY/STATE an official statement that something which you said previously is not trueretraction of The newspaper was forced to publish a retraction of its allegations.2 [uncountable]FOLDSAY/STATE the act of pulling one part of something back inside the main part
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retractionNow, if anyone other than Feels had said this, I would have been on my feet demanding a retraction.If I don't get a retraction, I am going to take legal action.Crisis never acknowledged my letter or printed a retraction.A retraction would be broadcast when a new series of the programme begins in January.There are resultant phasic convergence and retraction of the eyes.Perhaps the brothers had waited in vain for me to make some retraction.Flaps were to be left in the down position to facilitate the removal of mud and other debris prior to their retraction.Undercarriage retraction and extension is operated via the hydraulic system.
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