non·​re·​trac·​tile ˌnän-ri-ˈtrak-tᵊl How to pronounce nonretractile (audio)
: not capable of being drawn back or in : not retractile
nonretractile claws

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonretractile was in 1827

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“Nonretractile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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