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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to contraction:   (216 results)

Antonyms:
extension

Often used in the same context:
deceleration, slowdown, decline, shrinkage, downturn, deterioration, recession, decine, growth, upturn, disinflation, deflation, stagnation, economists, weakness, sluggishness, softness, falloff, slump, slowing, unrevised, stagflationary, steepening, economy, bottoming, retrenchment, downtrend, outturn, snapback, index, leading indicator, weakening, slackening, deflator, downtick, payrolls, deline, upswing, downswing, divergence, selloff, bounceback, inflation, insolvencies, constriction, unemployment rate, durable goods, softening, pullback, dip, underconsumption, oversupply, undershoot, malaise, systole, shrinking, gdp, dislocations, uptick, tightening, downgrades, slippage, plateauing, uptrend, eurozone, money supply, undersupply, trough, credit crunch, sector, perturbation, bankruptcies, durables, improvement, correction, shakeout, macroeconomic, meltdown, intensification, muddle through, discontinuity, drop, inflexion, outflow, forecast, decrease, stabilization, downdraft, mastalgia, anal sphincter, exponential decay, schism, pronator, bps, increases, arterioles, downshift, bearishness, pessimists, tightness, reflation, gross domestic product, contractions, depolarization, hyperextension, relaxation, pronation, flexion, dorsiflexion, shortening, condensation, lengthening, pulsation, bending, darkening, flexing, retraction, rise, circumferential, diastolic, dimensionless, erythroid, systolic, anisotropic, buccolingual, compression, constant, costal, creep, diagonal, fiber, j, latitudinal, longrun, moisture, nondimensional, ossicular

More specific:
contracture, uterine contraction

Appears in the definition of:
., abducens muscle, alpha-adrenergic receptor, alpha-adrenoceptor, alpha receptor, amrinone, astringent, astringent drug, beat, calcium-channel blocker, calcium blocker, cardiac muscle, clonic, contracture, cramp, creatin, creatine, creatine phosphate, creatine phosphoric acid, deflation, diastolic pressure, effector, ergonovine, ergotrate maleate, extensor, extensor muscle, flexor, flexor muscle, gas, heartbeat, heart muscle, inferior rectus, inferior rectus muscle, inocor, irritate, isometric, isotonic, laryngismus, lateral rectus, lateral rectus muscle, light reflex, medial rectus, medial rectus muscle, miosis, muscle spasm, muscular, myosis, myotactic reflex, myotonia, phosphocreatine, pulsation, pulse, pupillary reflex, rectus inferior, rectus lateralis, rectus medialis, rectus superior, spasm, stretch reflex, styptic, superior rectus, superior rectus muscle, synaeresis, syneresis, synezesis, synizesis, systole, systolic pressure, tetanus, vaginismus

More general:
shortening, shrinkage, shrinking, word

Synonyms:
compression, condensation

Also try:
— Adjectives for contraction: muscular, voluntary, isometric, smooth, tonic, spasmodic, excitation, sudden, active, uterine, cardiac, more...

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Book See contraction used in context: 9 rhymes, 1 Shakespeare work, several books and articles.

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