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  Definition of contraction
  1. the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  2. (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
  3. a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds; "`won''t'' is a contraction of `will not''"; "`o''clock'' is a contraction of `of the clock''"
  4. the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
Similar Words: muscular contraction, muscle contraction, compression, condensation

 

Hyponyms: contracture, tetanus, uterine contraction, Braxton-Hicks contraction, false labor, vaginismus, constriction, coarctation

 

Derivational Morphology: contract, condense, concentrate, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, reduce, shrink, narrow, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, press

 

Anagrams: incarnation, coarctation, Incarnation, contract in

 

 
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