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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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Words that Rhyme with Uterine Contraction

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

Example sentences of the word uterine-contraction


1. Noun Phrase
Parsley leaf capsules should be avoided by pregnant women because parsley causes uterine contraction at high doses.

2. Noun Phrase
Find the toco, or uterine contraction tracing, in the bottom half of the strip.

3. Noun Phrase
Uterine inertia is the absence of uterine contractions.

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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