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Noun
The process of childbirth or bearing young
“For example, it is suggested that lower doses cause more contraction of the womb, and higher doses have a more spasmodic effect and decrease the rate of contraction.”
Noun
Plural for the process of becoming smaller
“As the inevitable consolidation process proceeds in response to the many pressures that the industry faces, job contraction may be inevitable.”
Noun
Plural for the process in which a muscle becomes or is made shorter and tighter
“The force of contraction declines slightly as it advances, reaching a nadir at about the level where the muscle becomes smooth muscle.”
Noun
Plural for a word or group of words resulting from shortening an original form
“To show you how far down that slick slope we've slid, lexicographically speaking, consider that quaint contraction ain't.”
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Plural for the process of abbreviating something
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Plural for the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
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Plural for conversion of one substance into another
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Plural for a sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children
Noun
Plural for the limitation or control of someone or something, or the state of being restricted
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Plural for the grip of a tyre on a road or a wheel on a rail
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Plural for a slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face
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