Contracted and Extended


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Contracted adjective – Reduced in size or pulled together.
Extended is an antonym for contracted.
Nearby Words: contract, contraction, contracting, contractual, contractor
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Extended adjective – Expressing one thing in terms normally used for another.
Contracted is an antonym for extended in topics: widespread, lengthened.
Nearby Words: extend, extension, extending, extender, extendable
Antonyms for Extended
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  • Laser Blade Apparently never used as a battlefield weapon, it is quite capable of slicing off a limb and being extended or contracted in size, yet remain pocketable when deactivated.
    Source: Laser Blade
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