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contraction

US [kənˈtrækʃ(ə)n]
UK [kən'trækʃ(ə)n]
  • n.收缩;挛缩;缩小;(尤指分娩时的)子宫收缩
  • Web缩写;缩短;紧缩
Plural Form:contractions  
contraction
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n.
1.
[u]
收缩;缩小the process of becoming smaller
the expansion and contraction of the metal
金属的膨胀与收缩
The sudden contraction of the markets left them with a lot of unwanted stock.
股票市场骤然收缩,让他们剩下了许多无人要的股票。
2.
[c][u]
(肌肉的)收缩,挛缩;(尤指分娩时的)子宫收缩a sudden and painful contracting of muscles, especially of the muscles around a woman's womb , that happens when she is giving birth to a child
The contractions started coming every five minutes.
子宫开始每隔五分钟收缩一次。
3.
[c]
词的缩约形式a short form of a word
‘He's’ may be a contraction of ‘he is’ or ‘he has’.
he's 可以是 he is 或 he has 的缩约形式。

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