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contraction of the pupil

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Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

contraction /kənˈtrækʃən/ n
  1. an instance of contracting or the state of being contracted
  2. any normal shortening or tensing of an organ or part, esp of a muscle, e.g. during childbirth
  3. any abnormal tightening or shrinking of an organ or part
  4. a shortening of a word or group of words, often marked in written English by an apostrophe: I've come for I have come

conˈtractive adj



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