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contracted

adjective

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contracted

verb
past tense of contract

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1 to become affected with (a disease or disorder)
  • before vaccines were invented, people lived in fear of contracting polio

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2 to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter
  • metal contracts at low temperatures

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3 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
  • contract the calf muscles in your legs

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4 to come to an arrangement as to a course of action
  • the farmer contracted for delivery of the hay by the first of July

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“Contracted.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contracted. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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