Synonyms and Antonyms for contraction

1. contraction (n.)

(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)


2. contraction (n.)

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together


3. contraction (n.)

the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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4. contraction (n.)

a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds