retractable
adjective see retract

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rétractable — [ retraktabl ] adj. • 1661; h. 1372; de rétracter I ♦ (de 1. rétracter) Qui peut être rétracté. Aveu rétractable. II ♦ (1961; de 2. rétracter) Stylo à pointe rétractable, dont la pointe se rétracte dans le corps du stylo. ● rétractable adjectif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Retractable — Re*tract a*ble (r[ e]*tr[=a]kt [.a]*b l), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]tractable.] Capable of being retracted; retractile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retractable — (adj.) capable of being drawn in, 1769; see RETRACT (Cf. retract) + ABLE (Cf. able). Meaning capable of being disowned is recorded from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • retractable — adj. Que se puede o debe retractar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • retractable — adjective 1 a retractable part of something can be pulled back into the main part: a knife with a retractable blade 2 having a retractable part: a retractable ball point pen …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • retractable — ► adjetivo Que se puede o debe retractar. * * * retractable adj. Susceptible de retractarse o que se debe retractar. * * * retractable. adj. Que se puede o debe retractar. * * * ► adjetivo Díc. de lo que se puede o debe retractar …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • retractable — re|tract|a|ble [rıˈtræktəbəl] adj a retractable part of something can be pulled back into the main part ▪ a knife with a retractable blade …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • retractable — [[t]rɪtræ̱ktəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A retractable part of a machine or a building can be moved inwards or backwards. A 20,000 seat arena with a retractable roof is planned …   English dictionary

  • retractable — adj. Retractable is used with these nouns: ↑claw, ↑roof …   Collocations dictionary

  • retractable — re|tract|a|ble [ rı træktəbl ] adjective able to be pulled backward or inside something larger: a stadium with a retractable roof …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • retractable — UK [rɪˈtræktəb(ə)l] / US adjective able to be pulled backwards or inside something larger a stadium with a retractable roof …   English dictionary

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