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Adjective
Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way
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Subject to an indenture
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Scheduled
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Having been reduced in force, effect, or value
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Having formally agreed to marry
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Reduced
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Reduced in size as a result of shrinkage
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Having been agreed on
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Used in exchange for payment to the owner
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Actively engaged in employment
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Of small width in relation to length
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Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience
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Deliberately designed according to a plan
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Physically unyielding, taut or stiff
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(of an illness) To have caught or contracted
“There are numerous ways to contract the disease that you should be aware of.”
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To have established or stipulated as a previous condition
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Past tense for to enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“An importer will contract with us to purchase these goods.”
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Past tense for to hire or be hired
“We have decided to contract several engineers to ensure that the project is completed in a timely manner.”
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Past tense for to decrease in size, number, or range
“Advice from analysts that the market will contract by several million gives cause for concern.”
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Past tense for to shorten (a word or phrase) by combination or elision
“In the eighteenth century, linguists would contract Hocus Pocus into what we refer today as a hoax.”
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Past tense for to become liable to pay
“The minister of Finance has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever the need arises.”
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(of a muscle) Past tense for to become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
“Electrical stimulation is used to cause the heart muscles to contract or pump.”
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Past tense for to draw together so as to wrinkle
“She would contract her brow after each bout, and then regurgitate what had become her favorite word.”
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