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CONTRACTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contracting mean? 

CONTRACTING (noun)
  The noun CONTRACTING has 1 sense:

1. becoming infected

  Familiarity information: CONTRACTING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRACTING (noun)


Sense 1contracting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Becoming infected

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

contracting; catching

Context examples:

catching cold is sometimes unavoidable / the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic

Hypernyms ("contracting" is a kind of...):

acquiring; getting (the act of acquiring something)


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