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noun 
  1. A reduction in size or activity.
''The country's economic was caused by high oil prices.
  1. The shortening of a muscle when it is used.
  2. A strong and often painful shortening of the uterine muscles prior to or during childbirth.
  3. (grammar) a shortened word or phrase, with the missing letters represented by the apostrophe.
"Don't" is a of "do not."
Translations: 
  • German: Kontraktion, Zusammenziehen
Etymology: contract + -tion.


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