Related formscon·trac·tive·ly, adverbcon·trac·tive·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for contractive
The gas burner is made of a metal having great expansive and contractive properties.
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
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)|Havelock Ellis