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Definition of "retraction" []

  • The act of retracting or the state of being retracted. (noun)
  • The act of recanting or disavowing a previously held statement or belief. (noun)
  • A formal statement of disavowal. (noun)
  • Something recanted or disavowed. (noun)
  • The power of drawing back or of being drawn back. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "retraction" in a sentence
  • "FLATOW: They will print a word retraction on it, right?"
  • "FLATOW: A lot of times, you don't see the word retraction, Ivan, do you on some of these retracted papers?"
  • "Unfortunately, no will will demand a retraction from the DNC lies."