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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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By extending awnings when shade is beneficial, and retracting when not, homeowners can significantly reduce energy consumption, while improving home comfort," says Michelle Sahlin, Managing Director of the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA).
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Changing bits is a simple matter of depressing the collar, retracting the bit into the handle and selecting the next one.
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Levator scapula: Though it has its origin in the neck, this muscle inserts in the scapula (shoulder blade), and is responsible for elevating and retracting it.