Origin of Retract
Latin retractāre to revoke frequentative of retrahere to draw back re- re- trahere to draw V., tr., senses 2 and 3, and v., intr., sense 2, Middle English retracten from Old French retracter from Latin retractus past participle of retrahere
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin retractum, past participle of retrahere.
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