retractive

[ ri-trak-tiv ]
/ rɪˈtræk tɪv /

adjective

tending or serving to retract.

Nearby words

  1. retract,
  2. retractable,
  3. retractile,
  4. retraction,
  5. retraction nystagmus,
  6. retractively,
  7. retractor,
  8. retrain,
  9. retrainee,
  10. retral

Origin of retractive

1350–1400; Middle English retractif < Old French; see retract1, -ive

Related formsre·trac·tive·ly, adverbre·trac·tive·ness, nounun·re·trac·tive, adjective

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