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Detailed Translations for contraction from English to French


contraction [the ~] noun

  1. the contraction (woe; labour pain)
    la contraction; la douleur

Translation Matrix for contraction:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
contraction contraction; labour pain; woe attack of gout; clamp; convulsion; convulsive movement; cramp; fit; labour pain; muscle-contraction; pulling; spasm
douleur contraction; labour pain; woe aching; annoyance; chagrin; distress; grief; hurting; pain; sore; sorrow; vexation
- compression; condensation; muscle contraction; muscular contraction

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Related Definitions for "contraction":

  1. the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope1
  2. (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)1
  3. a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds1
    • `won't' is a contraction of `will not'1
    • `o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'1
  4. the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together1
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling1

Wiktionary Translations for contraction:

  1. reduction in size or activity

Cross Translation:
contraction contraction contractie — samentrekking van orgaan of spieren
contraction contraction wee — samentrekking bij geboorte

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