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contraction

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of contraction

  1. the act or process of reducing the size or volume of something by or as if by pressing <most substances undergo contraction when cooled> Synonyms compacting, compaction, condensation, condensing, constricting, constriction, contracting, compression, squeeze, squeezing, telescopingRelated Words abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, shortening; concentration, consolidation; simplification, streamlining; decreasing, diminishment, lesseningNear Antonyms dilation, dispersion, dissipation, scattering; distension (or distention), inflation, swellingAntonyms decompression, expansion





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