Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

retractile

play
adjective re·trac·tile \ri-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of retractile

  1. :  capable of being drawn back or in <retractile claws>

re·trac·til·i·ty play \ˌrē-ˌtrak-ˈti-lə-tē, ri-\ noun


1777

First Known Use of retractile

1777

Rhymes with retractile


Medical Dictionary

retractile

play play
adjective re·trac·tile \ri-ˈtrak-təl, -ˌtīl\

Medical Definition of retractile

  1. :  capable of being drawn back or in




Learn More about retractile

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "retractile"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up retractile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 5, 2016

bread traditionally eaten on Shabbat

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift pince-nez duvet kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ