contractions

contractions

n. to time (labor) contractions

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to time (labor) contractions

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • contractions — see abbreviations 2 …   Modern English usage

  • Contractions — ◊ GRAMMAR A contraction is a shortened form in which a subject and an auxiliary verb, or an auxiliary verb and not , are combined to form one word. I m getting desperate. She wouldn t believe me. You use contractions when you are writing down… …   Useful english dictionary

  • contractions — ◊ GRAMMAR A contraction is a shortened form in which a subject and an auxiliary verb, or an auxiliary verb and not , are combined to form one word. I m getting desperate. She wouldn t believe me. You use contractions when you are writing down… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contractions of negated auxiliary verbs in English — The contraction of negated auxiliary verbs in English is most often achieved by suffixing n t , an abbreviated form of not , to the root of a verb with or without changes to the root. In nonstandard or colloquial language, the form ain t has… …   Wikipedia

  • Contractions, Braxton Hicks — Irregular contractions of the womb (the uterus) occurring towards the middle of pregnancy in the first pregnancy and, earlier and more intensely, in subsequent pregnancies. These contractions tend to occur during physical activity. The uterus… …   Medical dictionary

  • Contractions de Braxton Hicks — Contraction de Braxton Hicks La contraction de Braxton Hicks (ou fausse contraction) est une contraction isolée de l utérus qui survient à partir de la sixième semaine de grossesse, quoique la plupart des femmes la ressente seulement à partir du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Contractions de braxton hicks — Contraction de Braxton Hicks La contraction de Braxton Hicks (ou fausse contraction) est une contraction isolée de l utérus qui survient à partir de la sixième semaine de grossesse, quoique la plupart des femmes la ressente seulement à partir du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Contractions haustrales — Les contractions haustrales sont des contractions musculaires involontaires du côlon (péristaltisme). Elles se produisent localement, au niveau d une haustration, lorsque celle ci est remplie de matière fécale, ce qui a pour effet de pousser son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • contractions — n. strong and usually painful movements of the muscles in the womb that help to push the baby out of the mother s body during the process of birth con·trac·tion || kÉ™n trækʃn n. act of contracting; spasm; shortening, shrinking; shortened… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Contractions — The shortening of a word or phrase, Eg. don t for do not; abbreviations …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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