Origin of contractive
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for contractive
The gas burner is made of a metal having great expansive and contractive properties.
There must always be contractive elements, implicit or explicit, in a marriage; that was well recognized even by the Canonists.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)
And the doctor, by sundry tests and applications, showed the peculiar exhausted and contractive condition of the muscles.Master of His Fate
J. Mclaren Cobban