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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 Muscle Contraction

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

Sentences with muscle-contraction


1. Noun Phrase
While symptoms vary, dogs suffering from seizures might lose consciousness and exhibit muscle contraction and stiffness.

2. Noun Phrase
The simplest muscle contraction in breathing exercises occurs during diaphragmatic breathing.

3. Noun Phrase
This is a result of plasma that's trapped within the muscle following muscle contraction.

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)

5. muscle

noun. ['ˈmʌsəl'] one of the contractile organs of the body.

Synonyms

  • smooth muscle
  • sphincter muscle
  • muscle cell
  • musculus
  • anatomical sphincter
  • skeletal muscle
  • ocular muscle
  • involuntary muscle
  • muscle fibre
  • sphincter
  • striated muscle
  • contractile organ
  • levator
  • antagonistic muscle
  • contractor
  • supinator
  • rectus
  • tensor
  • pronator
  • muscle fiber

Antonyms

  • medulla
  • cortex
  • lightness
  • weak part

Etymology

  • muscle (French)
  • musculus (Latin)

6. muscle

noun. ['ˈmʌsəl'] animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells.

Synonyms

  • striated muscle tissue
  • muscular tissue
  • heart muscle
  • smooth muscle
  • muscle system
  • cardiac muscle
  • muscular structure
  • animal tissue

Antonyms

  • easy
  • comfortable
  • nonviolent
  • good

Etymology

  • muscle (French)
  • musculus (Latin)

7. muscle

noun. ['ˈmʌsəl'] a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard.

Synonyms

  • yob
  • hooligan
  • tough
  • bully
  • ruffian
  • muscleman
  • roughneck
  • yobbo
  • yobo

Antonyms

  • unsoundness
  • vulnerability
  • rugged
  • liability

Etymology

  • muscle (French)
  • musculus (Latin)

8. muscle

noun. ['ˈmʌsəl'] authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way).

Synonyms

  • say-so
  • authority
  • potency
  • dominance
  • authorisation

Antonyms

  • delicate
  • inexperienced
  • weak
  • soft

Etymology

  • muscle (French)
  • musculus (Latin)

9. muscle

noun. ['ˈmʌsəl'] possessing muscular strength.

Synonyms

  • brawniness
  • heftiness
  • brawn
  • strength
  • muscularity

Antonyms

  • extensor
  • flexor
  • orderly
  • tender

Etymology

  • muscle (French)
  • musculus (Latin)

10. muscle

verb. ['ˈmʌsəl'] make one's way by force.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • go across

Antonyms

  • destructibility
  • impermanence
  • incapability

Etymology

  • muscle (French)
  • musculus (Latin)
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