Contracted and Expanded


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Contracted adjective – Reduced in size or pulled together.
Usage example: the contracted pupils of her eyes

Expanded is an antonym for contracted.
Nearby Words: contract, contraction, contracting, contractual, contractor
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Expanded adjective – Increased in extent or size or bulk or scope.
Contracted is an antonym for expanded.
Nearby Words: expand, expansion, expansive, expanding, expandable
Antonyms for Expanded
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  • Comic Book / Sonic the Comic Your Size May Vary: Even within a single story, Robotnik's volume apparently expanded and contracted in response to dramatic tension, going from 'averagely-sized obese guy' to 'colossal looming giant' as the situation demanded and panel-space allowed.
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