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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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For Hein Janssen we feel the same thing, between great simplicity of a teabowl and the large lidded boxes with retractive glaze, the same mastery, same consideration, modernity and tradition made with the same actions.
Adjustment of a High Chroma Pearl Pigment by Interference Colors of a Laminate which Have a Different Film of a Retractive Index.
Nylon 6,6 has been typically used for cap ply applications, due to its high retractive force at elevated temperatures.
Position control and retractive drive forces regulate the online registration of position and strength; a computer collects the data and controls the drives.
The covenantal faith community" as against "the natural work community" is grounded in "redemptive sacrificial gestures" of retractive selfhood (LM 39-40).
It may also be used as a replacement for rubber with three to four times less material required to achieve comparable retractive force.
During phase inversion, there are two types of forces acting in the gelation bath-membrane system [54], One is the thermodynamic interaction between the non-solvent (water) and solvent molecules with polymer chain segments and the other force being the retractive forces arising from the expansion of the membrane matrix network [54], Equilibrium is established when the two forces balance each other, completing the phase inversion process.
Two major requirements of the cap ply materials are higher retractive force/shrinkage force and moderately high modulus.