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Synonyms and Antonyms of contraction

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contraction

synonym (synonym of contraction)

antonym (antonym of contraction)

  • (noun.act)
    the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope (noun.act)
     

hypernym (contraction IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) (noun.act)
    act of decreasing in length (noun.act)
     
  • a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds (noun.communication)
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify (noun.communication)
     
  • the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope (noun.act)
    the act of decreasing or reducing something (noun.act)
     
  • the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together (noun.event)
    process or result of becoming less or smaller (noun.event)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF contraction relation)

  • (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) (noun.act)
    an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination (noun.act)
     
  • the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together (noun.event)
    tight or narrow compression (noun.event)
     

derivation (.... is derived from contraction)

  • (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) (noun.act)
    squeeze or press together (verb.contact)
     
  • the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope (noun.act)
    become smaller or draw together (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    make or become more narrow or restricted (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    compress or concentrate (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    make smaller (verb.contact)
     
  • the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together (noun.event)
    become more compact or concentrated (verb.change)
     

domain category (contraction is domain category of ....)

  • (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) (noun.act)
    the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms (noun.cognition)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation domain category muscle contraction muscular contraction compression condensation enlargement expansion decrease diminution reduction shortening word shrinkage contracture tetanus uterine contraction braxton-hicks contraction vaginismus contract shrink abbreviate abridge narrow concentrate physiology

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