retraction - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/rɪˈtrækʃ(ə)n/
singularretraction
pluralretractions
  1. [countable] a statement in which you say that something that you previously said or wrote is not true

    Did you demand a full retraction?

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the act of saying that something you previously said or wrote is not true

      They sent a letter of retraction.