Contraction

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Contraction->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ contraction
contraction
reduction
diminution
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ decrease
decrease
&c. 36
of size
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ defalcation
defalcation
decrement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lessening
lessening
shrinking
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ compaction
compaction
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tabes
tabes
collapse
emaciation
attenuation
tabefaction
consumption
marasmus
atrophy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ systole
systole
neck
hourglass
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ condensation
condensation
compression
compactness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ compendium
compendium
&c. 596
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ squeezing
squeezing
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ strangulation
strangulation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ corrugation
corrugation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ astringency
astringency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ astringents
astringents
sclerotics
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ contractility
contractility
compressibility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ coarctation
coarctation
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ inferiority in size
inferiority in size
PARAG:Contraction->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ become small
become small
become smaller
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lessen
lessen
decrease
&c. 36
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ grow less
grow less
dwindle
shrink
contract
narrow
shrivel
collapse
wither
lose flesh
wizen
fall away
waste
wane
ebb
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ decay
decay
&c.(deteriorate) 659
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be smaller than
be smaller than
fall short of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not come up to
not come up to
&c.(be inferior) 34
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ render smaller
render smaller
lessen
diminish
contract
draw in
narrow
coarctate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ boil down
boil down
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ constrict
constrict
constringe
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ condense
condense
compress
squeeze
corrugate
crush
crumple up
warp
purse up
pack
stow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ pinch
pinch
tighten
strangle
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cramp
cramp
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dwarf
dwarf
bedwarf
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ shorten
shorten
&c. 201
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ circumscribe
circumscribe
&c. 229
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ restrain
restrain
&c. 751
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ pare
pare
reduce
attenuate
rub down
scrape
file
grind
chip
shave
shear
PARAG:Contraction->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ contracting
contracting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ astringent
astringent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ shrunk
shrunk
contracted
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ strangulated
strangulated
tabid
wizened
stunted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ waning
waning
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ neap
neap
compact
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unexpanded
unexpanded
&c.(expand &c. 194) ???
contractile
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ compressible
compressible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ smaller
smaller
&c.(small &c. 193) ???.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • contraction — [ kɔ̃traksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe; contraicion 1256; lat. contractio, de contrahere → 2. contracter 1 ♦ Vx Diminution du volume d un corps, sans modification de sa masse. Contraction par le froid, la pression. ♢ Mod. Physiol. Diminution de volume ou de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Contraction — may refer to: In physiology: Muscle contraction, one that occurs when a muscle fiber lengthens or shortens Uterine contraction, contraction of the uterus, such as during childbirth Contraction, a stage in wound healing In linguistics: Synalepha,… …   Wikipedia

  • contraction — CONTRACTION. s. f. Terme de Physique, qui se dit Du raccourcissement qui arrive aux nerfs ou aux muscles lorsqu ils viennent à se etirer. La systole du coeur consiste dans sa contraction. Contraction volontaire, contraction involontaire des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Contraction — Con*trac tion, n. [L. contractio: cf. F. contraction.] 1. The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendon; the contraction produced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contraction — CONTRACTION. s. f. Racourcissement des nerfs, des muscles, qui sont retirez. Une grande contraction de nerfs. cette fluxion, cette blessure luy causa la contraction d un tel muscle. Il est aussi usité en Grammaire, où il signifie la reduction de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • contraction — late 14c., action of making a contract (especially of marriage), also action of shrinking or shortening, from O.Fr. contraction (13c.), or directly from L. contractionem (nom. contractio), noun of action from pp. stem of contrahere (see CONTRACT… …   Etymology dictionary

  • contraction — [kən trak′shən] n. [ME contraccioun < OFr contraction < L contractio] 1. a contracting or being contracted 2. the shortening and thickening of a muscle fiber or a muscle in action, esp. of the uterus during labor 3. Gram. a) the shortening… …   English World dictionary

  • Contraction — Contraction. См. Усадка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Contraction — (v. lat.), 1) das Zusammenziehen nachgiebiger Theile, vermöge der ihnen eigenthümlichen Contractibilität; Gegensatz: Expansion; 2) (Gramm.), Zusammenziehung zweier od. mehrerer, besonders auszusprechender Vocale desselben Wortes in Einen Laut,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • contraction — index abridgment (condensation), abstract, blockade (limitation), compendium, curtailment, decline …   Law dictionary

  • contraction — [n] drawing in; shortening abbreviating, abbreviation, abridging, abridgment, compression, condensation, condensing, confinement, confining, constriction, curtailing, curtailment, cutting down, decrease, decreasing, deflating, deflation,… …   New thesaurus

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