• (adj): Reduced in size or pulled together.
    Example: "The contracted pupils of her eyes"

Some articles on contracted:

Tsuchida Production - Projects
... Dokaben (1976–1979, contracted by Nippon Animation) Yakyūkyō no Uta (1977–1979, contracted by Nippon Animation) Kagaku Bōkentai Tansā 5 (1979–1980 ...
Building Management - Contracted Maintenance Companies
... The contracted maintenance companies that have been appointed to maintain the plants and systems of the building (fire alarms, electrical and ...
Corpse Princess - Characters - Contracted Monks
... by Saeko Chiba (Japanese), Cynthia Cranz (English) Rika Aragami is the only female contracted monk ... are the descendants of the ten senior disciples of the Founder and obligated to become contracted monks to a Shikabane Hime ... Not only is she the contracted monk of Saki Amase, but she is well known for her ability to heal others, and her inability to button her shirt ...
Papiamento Orthography - Contractions - Erroneous Use
... Moreover, no is only contracted when followed by a consonant, not a vowel as in the aforementioned examples ... As mentioned, e, like di, is only contracted with the word preceding it if a phoneme is dropped from the preceding word as well ... ’é should always take on the acute accent because it is stressed when contracted ...
Stella Power Stations - History - Construction
... The Cleveland Bridge Company were contracted to construct the steel frames for the stations' main buildings, including their turbine halls, boiler houses, workshops and stores buildings ... Various other companies were contracted for the construction of other parts of the station ... Sir Robert McAlpine Sons were contracted for site clearance, provision of the foundations for the main and ancillary buildings, as well as the diversion of streams and sewers ...

Famous quotes containing the word contracted:

    The man who, from the beginning of his life, has been bathed at length in the soft atmosphere of a woman, in the smell of her hands, of her bosom, of her knees, of her hair, of her supple and floating clothes, ... has contracted from this contact a tender skin and a distinct accent, a kind of androgyny without which the harshest and most masculine genius remains, as far as perfection in art is concerned, an incomplete being.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    This death’s livery which walled its bearers from ordinary life was sign that they have sold their wills and bodies to the State: and contracted themselves into a service not the less abject for that its beginning was voluntary.
    —T.E. (Thomas Edward)