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contracter

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] contractus.

Verb

contracter

  1. (transitive) To engage via a formal or informal contract; to contract.
  2. (transitive) To contract a disease; to develop or acquire a bad habit.
  3. (transitive) To reduce the volume or size.
  4. (reflexive) To reduce its own size.

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Usage notes

  • The volume-related meanings of contract are usually translated with rétracter or recroqueviller, which may refer to pull away or back, whereas contracter is much more global.

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