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contractions

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  • noundrawing in; shortening
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Synonyms for contractions

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 contractions

  • 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 contractions

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noun. childbirth process
  • birth
  • birth pangs
  • childbearing
  • contractions
  • delivery
  • giving birth
  • pains
  • parturition
  • throes
  • travail
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.