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EtymologyEdit

From Latin contraho, contrahere, probably a borrowing.

VerbEdit

contrair (first-person singular present indicative contraio, past participle contraído)

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive) to contract (to draw together; to become shorter or narrower)
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive) to contract (to cause to contract)
  3. (grammar, intransitive) to contract (to become shorter by omitting some phonemes)
  4. (transitive) to contract (to acquire an illness)
  5. (transitive) to acquire (to come to have)

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