Definition of retraction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈtrækʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈtrækʃn//
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  1. 1[countable] a statement saying that something you previously said or wrote is not true He demanded a full retraction of the allegations against him.
  2. 2[uncountable] (specialist) the act of pulling something back (= of retracting it) the retraction of a cat’s claws
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: retraction