What does the word contracted mean?

Usage examples for contracted

  1. Suddenly Halloway's head bent forward a little and his brows contracted. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  2. Every muscle in his strong young body was contracted to the utmost. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  3. At the moment of which we speak his eyes were fixed upon the gondola with an expression of irritated jealousy, and his lips were strongly contracted. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  4. An exclamation of disgust from Basilio's contracted lips interrupted her. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  5. Mr. Bolton's brows contracted heavily. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur

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