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Definition of Contracted


  1. of Contract
  2. Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.
  3. Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind; contracted views.
  4. Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.

Contracted Quotations

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
Jack Henry Abbott

As a young physician in the mid-'80s, caring for people who had contracted H.I.V., I lost two of my patients to suicide at a time when the virus was doing very little harm to them. I have always thought of them as having been killed by a metaphor, by the burden of secrecy and shame associated with the disease.
Abraham Verghese

In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Joseph Addison

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
Jonathan Swift
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Contracted Translations

contracted in German is zusammengezogen, Vertrag geschlossen
contracted in Latin is substrictus
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