how to pronounce retractor


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retractor is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of retractor


  1. In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel.
  2. One who, or that which, retracts.
  3. A surgical instrument used to hold apart the edges of an incision or wound.
  4. A bandage to protect soft parts of the body from injury by a surgical saw.
  5. A chess puzzle in which a number of moves are retracted and the solver is challenged to reach an alternate outcome.
  6. A muscle serving to draw in any part.

retractor frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retractor occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retractor can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retractor can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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