contractive

[kuh n-trak-tiv]
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adjective

serving or tending to contract.
capable of contracting.

Nearby words

  1. contractedly,
  2. contractile,
  3. contractile vacuole,
  4. contraction,
  5. contraction joint,
  6. contractively,
  7. contractor,
  8. contractual,
  9. contractual psychiatry,
  10. contracture

Origin of contractive

First recorded in 1615–25; contract + -ive

Related formscon·trac·tive·ly, adverbcon·trac·tive·ness, noun

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