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contracted

[ kuhn-trak-tid ]
/ kənˈtræk tɪd /
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adjective
drawn together; reduced in compass or size; made smaller; shrunken.
(of the mind, outlook, etc.) narrow or illiberal; restricted: a contracted view of human rights.
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Origin of contracted

First recorded in 1540–50; contract + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM contracted

con·tract·ed·ly, adverbcon·tract·ed·ness, nounun·con·tract·ed, adjectivewell-con·tract·ed, adjective
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