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  • adj. Arranged by contract; established by agreement.
  • adj. Made smaller by contraction.
  • adj. Incurred; acquired.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of contract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow.
  • adj. Narrow; illiberal; selfish.
  • adj. Bargained for; betrothed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Drawn together or into a smaller or narrower compass; shrunk.
  • Narrow; mean; selfish: as, a man of a contracted soul or mind.
  • Narrow or restricted in means or opportunities; restricted, as by poverty; scanty; needy.
  • Arranged for or disposed of by contract; specifically, betrothed.
  • In gram, and phonetics, shortened by combination or by omission of letters or sounds. See contract, v. t., 3, and contraction, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. reduced in size or pulled together

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