• (noun): Becoming infected.
    Example: "The contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
    Synonyms: catching

Some articles on contracting:

Cockerham Bribery Case - Background
... Just prior to and during the Iraq War, US Army contracting officers were stationed in Kuwait and Iraq and were charged with contracting for services to support the Army's operations ... the $10 billion in contracts awarded by the army's Kuwait-based contracting office ...
Civil Jurisdiction And Judgments Act 1991 - Contracting States in 1991
... In addition to the contracting states to the Brussels Convention over which the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 gave the UK courts jurisdiction, the contracting states to the Lugano Convenion were ... Poland became a contracting state when it signed the Lugano Convention in 2000 ...
Turkish Construction And Contracting Industry
... The Turkish construction and contracting industry is one of the leading industries in Turkey ... A total of 33 Turkish construction/contracting companies were selected for the Top International Contractors List prepared by the Engineering News-Record in 2009 which ...
Limitation And Revocation Procedures Before The European Patent Office - Admissibility
... making the request (the requester)" "an indication of the Contracting States for which the requester is the proprietor of the patent" "the number of the patent whose limitation or revocation is ...

Famous quotes containing the word contracting:

    When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs ... I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb’s bleat.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
    Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)