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contraction

see definition of contraction
  • noundrawing in; shortening
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Synonyms for contraction

noun drawing in; shortening
  • decrease
  • deflation
  • recession
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • abbreviation
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • constriction
  • curtailment
  • diminution
  • dwindling
  • elision
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • receding
  • reducing
  • shrinking
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • abbreviating
  • abridging
  • confining
  • curtailing
  • cutting down
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • diminishing
  • drawing together
  • evaporating
  • lopping
  • omitting
  • shrivelling
  • tensing
  • withdrawing

Antonyms for contraction

  • enlargement
  • increase
  • expansion
  • opening
  • amplification
  • dilation
  • extension
  • lengthening
  • spread
  • stretch
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to contraction

abbreviation

noun. something shortened

abbreviations

noun. something shortened

abridgement

noun. shortening, summary

change

noun. something made different; alteration

changes

noun. something made different; alteration

condensation

noun. abridgment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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