contraction[ kuh n-trak-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF contraction
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRACTION
A kind of universal cramp seized me—a contraction of every fibre of my body.
If the lameness arise from contraction, rather than from weakness, the best means will be frequent rubbing of the part affected.
White is produced by the dilation, black by the contraction, of the particles of sight.
As the glue dries and breaks by contraction, it chips off the surface of the glass.
Every muscle in his body responded with a contraction of full intensity.
I was waiting to look it up, having some idea that it held a contraction.
More accurately, the bark is a contraction of the tissue of the leaf.
There was a contraction around his breast-bone and a shiver in his shoulders.
The contraction in the volume of the air is equal to the volume of oxygen absorbed.
With a contraction of heart he plunged himself into the conversation.