Meaning of TRACTION in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ trækʃ(ə)n ]
Traction is a form of medical treatment, in which weights and pulleys are used to gently pull or stretch an injured part of the body for a period of time. You say that a person who is having this treatment is in traction .
Isabelle’s legs were in traction for about two and a half weeks.
N-UNCOUNT : oft in N
Traction is a particular form of power that makes a vehicle move.
N-UNCOUNT : usu supp N
Traction is the grip that something has on the ground, especially the wheels of a vehicle.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006