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.


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