Translation of "contraction" - English-Spanish dictionary

contraction

noun [ no plural ] uk /kənˈtræk.ʃən/ us

the fact of something becoming smaller or shorter

contracción
Cold causes contraction of the metal.
The contraction of this muscle raises the lower arm.

one of the very strong and usually painful movements of the muscles in the womb that help to push the baby out of the mother’s body during the process of birth

contracción
She was having regular strong contractions every four minutes.

a short form of a word or combination of words that is often used instead of the full form in spoken English

contracción
‘Won’t’ is a contraction of ‘will not’.

(Translation of “contraction” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)