Definition of Contracted

1. Adjective. Reduced in size or pulled together. "The contracted pupils of her eyes"

Similar to: Contractile
Antonyms: Expanded

Definition of Contracted

1. a. Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.

Definition of Contracted

1. Adjective. (not comparable) Arranged by contract; established by agreement. ¹

2. Adjective. Made smaller by contraction. ¹

3. Adjective. Incurred; acquired. ¹

4. Verb. (past of contract) ¹

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Definition of Contracted

1. contract [v] - See also: contract

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contracted

contract bridge
contract in
contract killer
contract killing
contract law
contract of adhesion
contract of hazard
contract of sale
contract offer
contract out
contract programming
contract services
contract under seal
contracted (current term)
contracted foot
contracted heel
contracted kidney
contracted pelvis
contractile organ

Literary usage of Contracted

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"It further held the second judgment could be so enforced as It was based upon debts contracted after final entry, at which time the homesteader became ..."

2. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"... not contracted below the throat when dry ; operculum ji'ly resembling B. ... nearly flat, entire, loosely areolate, much contracted and curved when dry ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"Turning and extraction was performed 89 times in contracted pelves, ... The pelvic measurements in these cases show that in flat contracted pelves, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"From that time forward, all marriages contracted between Catholics and ... Marriages contracted otherwise were held as null and void by various decrees of ..."

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