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Synonyms for contraction

Synonyms for contraction

(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds

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the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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The Mirror wrote in an online headline that 'Kate is not in labour - but Twitter is having Braxton Hicks contractions ahead of royal baby's arrival.'
She revealed she had been getting Braxton Hicks contractions ever since, so feels like her body is getting ready for labour.
Murray, 28, who works as an internal auditor for Milford-based Waters Corp., said she was having Braxton Hicks contractions on Monday afternoon, but wasn't quite sure she was in labor because she felt them in her abdomen more than her back.
Apparently I have in the future to look forward to constant back ache, possible high blood pressure, something called Braxton Hicks contractions, insomnia, leg cramps, heartburn, shortness of breath and the little blighter keeping me awake by kicking me in the bladder/intestines/stomach etc.
"Too many times patients will come into labor and delivery saying 'I was having Braxton Hicks contractions so I just stayed home,'" Dr.