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contract
used in The Hidden Oracle

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the metal contracted
Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • I watched, petrified, until I discerned the slightest expansions and contractions in the wrappings around their chests.
    p. 269.2

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  • My sense of guilt seemed to have expanded as my life span contracted.
    p. 186.3
  • My contracting memory terrified me.
    p. 116.8

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