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noun as in labor

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Without any warning signs, pains or contractions, my water broke.

Sudden fiscal contractions are much worse for the economy and other living things than gradual winddowns.

Countries in deep contractions have grave difficulty balancing their budgets even when they're trying pretty hard.

Between contractions, Rebecca tried frantically to convince the staff that she was only doing what her doctor had ordered.

In fact,” she adds, “I nearly killed him for falling asleep between one of my contractions at about hour 14.

If there is neuritis from the virus it becomes intense and causes muscular contractions, paresis, and paralysis.

Nervous riders, like nervous horses, are those in whom involuntary muscular contractions persist the most obstinately.

These are effected solely by muscular contractions, and give rise to an increase in all the diameters of the thorax.

Inconsistent spelling of contractions in the original text has been retained.

The latter metals, however, excite but feeble contractions when applied to each other.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contractions, such as: birth, childbearing, delivery, pains, parturition, and throes.

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