Synonyms of contraction in English:

contraction


See definition of contraction

noun

1‘the contraction of industry’

SYNONYMS
shrinking, reduction in size, shrinkage
decline, decrease, diminution, dwindling
North American downtick
ANTONYMS

expansion, growth

2‘neurons control the contraction of muscles’

SYNONYMS
tightening, tensing, flexing, constricting
spasm, convulsion, clench
myoclonus, hippus
ANTONYMS

relaxation

3‘her contractions started just after midnight’

SYNONYMS
labour pains, labour
Braxton Hicks contractions
cramps
archaic travail

4‘‘goodbye’ is a contraction of ‘God be with you’’

SYNONYMS
abbreviation, short form, shortened form, elision
diminutive
technical crasis, syneresis
ANTONYMS

expansion