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re·tract

(rē-trakt'),
To shrink, draw back, or pull apart.
[L. re-traho, pp. -tractus, a drawing back]

retract

[ritrakt′]
Etymology: L, retractare, to draw back
to shrink, make shorter, or pull back.

retract

(ri-trakt′) [L. retractus, drawn back]
To draw back.
retractable (′ă-bĕl), adjective
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However, since responsibility for the journal's content rests with the editor s/he should always have the final decision about retracting material.
When all covariates were controlled for, males, participants younger than 15 and those who did not speak English at home had about twice as high odds of retracting their initial report of sexual experience as females, older respondents and those living in an English-speaking household (odds ratios, 2.
Once metal has been detected, the line containing contaminated product is diverted to a lockable bin by means of a retracting conveyor.
Retracting scientific papers can pose ethical and legal challenges for journal editors and publishers [1, 2].
Retracting flaps to the approach setting would result in an airplane way out of trim.
Editors at Nature and Science, two leading scientific journals in which many of Schon's findings appeared, say they're in discussion with the coauthors of the studies about retracting the results.
In the variant, the scheduler doesn't know the paths in advance but instead has the option of immediately retracting an erroneous move by sending a token backwards along its walk.