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Definition 1: (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where traction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his leg was in traction for several days

(traction is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

(traction belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints

Definition 2: the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for traction in the sense of this definition

(traction is a kind of ...) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

(traction belongs to category ...) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

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