One entry found for contraction.
Main Entry: conĚtracĚtion
Pronunciation: kschwan-primarystresstrak-shschwan
Function: noun
1 a : the act or process of contracting : the state of being contracted b : the shortening and thickening of a working muscle or muscle fiber
2 a : a shortening of a word, syllable, or word group by leaving out a sound or letter b : a form (as don't or they've) produced by such shortening

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