contracted contracted  /ˈkɑn træk təd/


  • (adj) reduced in size or pulled together


  1. Guinea worm is a parasite that is contracted by drinking contaminated water.
  2. Although the virus appears to attack indiscriminately, once contracted its effects are generally more harmful in the elderly or those with pre-existing medical conditions.
  3. Like tennis and golf, snowboarding has functioned with independently contracted athletes enjoying, in some cases, six-figure contracts.


  1. Four contract E coli after eating at Lombard restaurant

    Four people contracted E. coli after eating at a west suburban restaurant, which has since been closed, DuPage County health officials said.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX News Chicago

  2. Cognito ordered by Indian company

    NEW YORK, N.M., June 17 (UPI) -- An unidentified Indian conglomerate has contracted U.S. Company Suspect Detection Systems Inc. for its Cognito automated anti-crime and anti-terror system.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Mitsubishi Corporation Acquisition of Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopters Pushes Total for Japan Market to 11

    PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Mitsubishi Corporation has contracted with Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to acquire 11 S-76D™ helicopters ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Asked about his future after Friday's 2-1 quarter-final defeat to the Dutch at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Dunga said: "I have been contracted for four years and we knew this right from the start. During the last four years, I have been very...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Carlos Dunga Source: The Press Association

  2. "Thus, the goalkeepers work even harder, but I don't think that we can take the ball or the altitude as excuses. Adidas has made the World Cup ball since 1970 and is contracted through 2014. The German company has defended the Jabulani, saying it...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Gianluigi Buffon Source: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

  3. "Like all centrally contracted players, Michael will be given a clear programme over the next six months which will include training and match practice over the winter period," Miller added. "With a busy period of international cricket on the...
    on Sep 27, 2008 By: Geoff Miller Source:

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