Synonyms and Antonyms for contraction | Synonym.com

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)

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2. contraction (n.)

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

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3. contraction (n.)

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

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4. contraction (n.)

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

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