What does the word contracted mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Contractedly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Narrow; mean; scanty.

Usage examples for contracted

  1. One set of these muscles runs in a ring right around the pupil; and when they shorten, the opening is contracted or narrowed. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  2. The brows of the Cathedral servant contracted, and his eyes became bright as though full of tears. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  3. She must love some man- marry-" And with the spoken words Neale's heart contracted. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey