HyperDic: contractile

English > 1 sense of the word contractile:
ADJECTIVEallcontractilecapable of contracting or being contracted
English > contractile: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of contracting or being contracted.
Example"the contractile wings of an insect"
BroadercontractedReduced in size or pulled together
Nounscontractilitythe capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

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