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synonyms for contractions

  • birth
  • childbearing
  • delivery
  • pains
  • parturition
  • throes
  • travail
  • birth pangs
  • giving birth

antonyms for contractions

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  • fun
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How to use contractions in a sentence

If there is neuritis from the virus it becomes intense and causes muscular contractions, paresis, and paralysis.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Nervous riders, like nervous horses, are those in whom involuntary muscular contractions persist the most obstinately.
HORSEMANSHIP FOR WOMENTHEODORE HOE MEAD
These are effected solely by muscular contractions, and give rise to an increase in all the diameters of the thorax.
VOICE PRODUCTION IN SINGING AND SPEAKINGWESLEY MILLS
Inconsistent spelling of contractions in the original text has been retained.
CHANTICLEERCORNELIUS MATHEWS
The latter metals, however, excite but feeble contractions when applied to each other.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
The heart is the only involuntary muscle in which contractions can be excited by these experiments.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
The victim is in possession of its full power of sensation; and it expresses the pain experienced as best it may, by contractions.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
The nervous functions are abolished instantly; the muscular contractions cease; and the animal uncoils like a broken spring.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
F is the foot or muscular pad which forms the foot by the wavelike contractions of which it moves.
OUR BRITISH SNAILSJOHN WILLIAM HORSLEY
During this time her legs and her arms are in a state of marked tension, almost rigid, or even undergo convulsive contractions.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRACTIONS

  • 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.