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1. contraction

noun. ['kənˈtrækʃən'] (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber).

Synonyms

  • false labor
  • muscle contraction
  • shortening
  • muscular contraction
  • vaginismus
  • uterine contraction
  • contracture
  • tetanus

Antonyms

  • inflation
  • addition
  • maximization
  • inflate

Etymology

  • contractio (Latin)
  • contraho (Latin)

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Rhymes with Contraction

  • dissatisfaction
  • satisfaction
  • liquefaction
  • transaction
  • subtraction
  • extraction
  • distraction
  • abstraction
  • retraction
  • infraction
  • diffraction
  • classaction
  • telaction
  • interaction
  • exaction
  • attraction
  • reaction
  • inaction
  • fraction
  • faction

Sentences with contraction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Exercises that call for leg extension or a static contraction of the quads make these muscles stronger.

Quotes about contraction


1. Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.Love is Life, Hatred is Death.
- Swami Vivekananda

2. Success works as a cycle - growth and contraction, balancing and unbalancing - all while you're encountering hurdles that get higher and higher over time.
- Julien Smith, The Flinch

3. The AP Stylebook is Useless {Couplet} I can't abbreviate abbreviation nor know how to initialize an acronym,I can find the contraction for contraction nor the précis for a homonym.
- Beryl Dov

2. contraction

noun. ['kənˈtrækʃən'] a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds.

Antonyms

  • stretch

Etymology

  • contractio (Latin)
  • contraho (Latin)

3. contraction

noun. ['kənˈtrækʃən'] the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • diminution
  • reduction

Antonyms

  • expansion
  • decompression
  • strengthening
  • appreciation

Etymology

  • contractio (Latin)
  • contraho (Latin)

4. contraction

noun. ['kənˈtrækʃən'] the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together.

Synonyms

  • constriction
  • shrinkage
  • condensation
  • compression
  • shrinking

Antonyms

  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • strengthen
  • crescendo

Etymology

  • contractio (Latin)
  • contraho (Latin)
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