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The act or state of contracting
Present participle for decrease in size, number, or range
“When they contract they reduce the internal diameter of the vessels in the arterial network.”
Present participle for enter into a formal and legally binding agreement
“Vendors contract with one of nine independent laboratory-testing facilities.”
Present participle for catch disease
“The virus is spread by infected blood, and numerous ways to contract the disease have been identified.”
Present participle for to draw together or nearer
“Electrical stimulation causes the heart muscles to contract or pump.”
Present participle for to draw together or nearer
“This is someone who is so expert on the subject of sex that the two words become contracted into one - sexpert.”
Present participle for to enter into a contract with
“Currently the minister of Finance and National Planning has the mandate to contract debts for the nation whenever need arises.”
Present participle for to draw together so as to wrinkle
“As we move our bodies, our muscles contract and relax.”
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