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recoil

 [re-koyl´]
1. to pull back quickly, such as towards a resting position upon removal of a strong opposing force.
2. (re´koil) a pulling back quickly.
elastic recoil the ability of a stretched elastic object or organ, such as the lung or bladder, to return to its resting position. See also elastance.

recoil

/re·coil/ (re´koil) a quick pulling back.
elastic recoil  the ability of a stretched object or organ, such as the bladder, to return to its resting position.

recoil

(rē′koil″, rĭ-koil′) [ME. recoilen]
The springing back of body tissues to their relaxed state after they have been squeezed or compressed.

recoil,

n chiropractic technique where a thrust is applied with the force produced from the practitioner's arms, chest, and hands. Once delivered, the practitioner's hands recoil from the client's vertebra.
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She still believed that the late Lord Montbarry had sent her the thousand-pound note, and still recoiled from making use of a present which she persisted in declaring had
1)8mm Odx5mm ld Recoiled Hose pipe x 10 mtr length without end fittings.
After having his retina surgically reattached, Bob made sure none of his firearms recoiled very hard or fast, mostly shooting gas-operated shotguns, since they stretch out recoil time, and never had another problem.
Upon firing, as the barrel recoiled rearward and the empty case was extracted, a lifter brought a fresh round up into alignment with the breech.