Meaning of supercontract in English:

supercontract

Pronunciation /ˌsuːpəkənˈtrakt/ /ˌsjuːpəkənˈtrakt/

verb

Biochemistry Textiles
  • Of a fibre or material: to undergo supercontraction. Also with object: to cause to undergo supercontraction.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From super- + contract.