retractive

[ ri-trak-tiv ]
/ rɪˈtræk tɪv /

adjective

tending or serving to retract.

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Origin of retractive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM retractive

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