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contracted

[kuh n-trak-tid] /kənˈtræk tɪd/
adjective
1.
drawn together; reduced in compass or size; made smaller; shrunken.
2.
condensed; abridged.
3.
(of the mind, outlook, etc.) narrow or illiberal; restricted:
a contracted view of human rights.
Origin of contracted
1540-1550
1540-50; contract + -ed2
Related forms
contractedly, adverb
contractedness, noun
uncontracted, adjective
well-contracted, adjective
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  • In this line, as in 51, note the mixture of contracted and uncontracted participles.

  • The name in its uncontracted form, Sigismondi, is also found in Italy.

    Surnames as a Science Robert Ferguson
  • Anger is not easily simulated with an unclenched fist, immovable feet, and uncontracted brow.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • Tarboe had been in the business for under two years, yet here he was left all the property with uncontracted power.

    Carnac's Folly, Complete Gilbert Parker
Word Origin and History for uncontracted

contracted

adj.

c.1600, "agreed upon," also "shrunken, shortened," past participle adjective from contract (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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