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contrāctus adj. with comp.

P. of contraho, drawn together, compressed, contracted, short, narrow, restricted, limited: nares contractiores habent introitūs: cuticula, wrinkled, Iu.: frons, H.: vestigia vatum, the narrow path, H.: ipsos in usūs locus, too narrow, V. — Fig.: ambitus verborum, brief: studia contractiora, more limited: paupertas, stinted, H.: Contractus leget, in retirement, H.

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