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Synonyms for contractionkənˈtræk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction, contraction

    Antonyms:
    enlargement, expansion

  2. compression, condensation, contraction(noun)

    the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

    Synonyms:
    densification, abridgement, condensation, compressing, abridgment, compression, capsule, concretion, compaction, muscle contraction, condensate, muscular contraction, contraction, condensing

    Antonyms:
    enlargement, expansion

  3. contraction(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction

    Antonyms:
    expansion, enlargement

  4. contraction(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction

    Antonyms:
    expansion, enlargement

Wiktionary

  1. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  2. contraction(noun)

    A reversible reduction in size.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  3. contraction(noun)

    A period of economic decline or negative growth.

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  4. contraction(noun)

    A shortening of a muscle when it is used.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  5. contraction(noun)

    A strong and often painful shortening of the uterine muscles prior to or during childbirth.

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  6. contraction(noun)

    A shortened word or phrase, with the missing letters represented by an apostrophe.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  7. contraction(noun)

    Contracting a disease.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  8. contraction(noun)

    Syncope, the loss of sounds from within a word.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  9. contraction(noun)

    The acquisition of something, generally negative.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  10. contraction(noun)

    A distinct stage of wound healing, wherein the wound edges are gradually pulled together.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contraction

    An abbreviation is a shortening by any method; a contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts. A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily a contraction; rec't for receipt, mdse. for merchandise, and Dr. for debtor are contractions; they are also abbreviations; Am. for American is an abbreviation, but not a contraction. Abbreviation and contraction are used of words and phrases, abridgment of books, paragraphs, sentences, etc. Compare ABRIDGMENT.

    Synonyms:
    abbreviation, abridgment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shrinking, shrivelling, corrugation, drawing together

  2. contraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reduction, shortening, diminution, lessening, abridgment, abbreviation


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