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traction

trac·tion

traction

 
 
pronunciation:
traek shn
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the adhesive friction of a body moving on a surface, such as the tire of an automobile against a road.
Sand can provide traction on ice.
definition 2: the action of drawing or pulling a load over a surface, or the state of being so drawn.
definition 3: a medical therapy of prolonged pulling with weights and various other devices, as for back injuries or broken bones.
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derivation: tractional (adj.)
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