Definition of retraction in English:


Translate retraction into Spanish


  • 1The action of drawing something back or back in.

    ‘prey are grasped between the jaws upon tongue retraction’
    • ‘Repeated and prolonged asymmetric filopodial retraction does not alter growth cone direction.’
    • ‘A small fraction, consistent with one or two molecules of tip retractions, show clear sawtooth patterns in force.’
    • ‘This is a typical example for which the well-known consequence is cell retraction and rounding off of the surface.’
    • ‘We consider these regions of the cell the active regions of protrusion and retraction.’
    • ‘The autocorrelations did not decay to zero because there was very little retraction.’
    • ‘In anisotropic spreading, large regions of the edge were inactive, showing neither actin filament retraction nor edge extension.’
    • ‘There is a dual lock with simultaneous retraction of latch and deadbolt by an inside lever.’
    • ‘The difference between the two suborders of turtles is the method of head retraction.’
    • ‘The male has been known to nip at the bottom edges of the tentacles in order to cause retraction.’
    • ‘During jaw retraction, the neck was straightened, thereby pushing the braincase anteriorly as the lower jaw was pulling the prey caudally.’
  • 2A withdrawal of a statement, accusation, or undertaking.

    ‘he issued a retraction of his allegations’
    • ‘The president has given instructions for the ambassador to be called in order to demand a retraction.’
    • ‘The director gets to interview the priest who claims to have been the direct witness to the retraction.’
    • ‘Their government has angrily demanded a retraction of tactless comments made by our treasury secretary.’
    • ‘The retraction marks the first split in their alliance.’
    • ‘His mistress insists that he married her in formal rites, thus indirectly confirming the retraction.’
    • ‘I hope everyone saw the retraction I posted at the beginning of the last chapter.’
    • ‘He demanded a retraction saying that he had never heard of the calculus of fluxions until he had read the works of Wallis.’
    • ‘News of the firing only became public when the official retraction was published last month.’
    • ‘Astronomers quickly followed up the story with a retraction.’
    • ‘He privately acknowledged that he was wrong but declined to make a public retraction.’



/rəˈtrakSH(ə)n/ /rəˈtrækʃ(ə)n/