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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

recoil

(rē′koil″, rĭ-koil′) [ME. recoilen]
The springing back of body tissues to their relaxed state after they have been squeezed or compressed.
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Even the Zettlemeyer front-end loader to the rear of the fighting was quickly hit with an enemy 82mm recoilless rifle and put out of action.
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