contractive

[ kuhn-trak-tiv ]
/ kənˈtræk tɪv /

adjective

serving or tending to contract.
capable of contracting.

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Origin of contractive

First recorded in 1615–25; contract + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM contractive

con·trac·tive·ly, adverbcon·trac·tive·ness, noun
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