Synonyms of contraction in English:

contraction


See definition of contraction

noun

1‘the contraction of industry’

SYNONYMS

shrinking, reduction in size, shrinkage

decline, decrease, diminution, dwindling

North American downtick

ANTONYMS

expansion, growth

2‘neurons control the contraction of muscles’

SYNONYMS

tightening, tensing, flexing, constricting

spasm, convulsion, clench

myoclonus, hippus

ANTONYMS

relaxation

3‘her contractions started just after midnight’

SYNONYMS

labour pains, labour

Braxton Hicks contractions

cramps

archaic travail

4‘‘goodbye’ is a contraction of ‘God be with you’’

SYNONYMS

abbreviation, short form, shortened form, elision

diminutive

technical crasis, syneresis

ANTONYMS

expansion