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Definition of TRACTION

  • the act of drawing the state of being drawn
  • state of tension created by such a pulling force a leg in traction
  • pulling force exerted on a skeletal structure (as in a fracture) by means of a special device a traction splint
  • the act of pulling or drawing over a surface [n TRACTIONS] : TRACTIVE [adj]
  • the act of drawing or pulling [n -S]