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Meaning of CONTRACTED

Pronunciation:  kun'traktid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  reduced in size or pulled together; "the contracted pupils of her eyes"
 

CONTRACTED is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: contractile, narrowed, shrunk, shrunken
 
 Antonyms: expanded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tract"ed\, a.
1. Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a
   contracted brow; a contracted noun.

2. Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind;
   contracted views.

3. Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.

         Inquire me out contracted bachelors.  --Shak.

 
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