HyperDic: traction

English > 2 senses of the word traction:
NOUNphenomenontraction, grip, adhesive frictionthe friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
acttraction(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
traction > pronunciation
Soundstrae'kshahn
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English > traction: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road).
Synonymsgrip, adhesive friction
Categorycar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Broaderfriction, rubbingThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Spanishadherencia, agarre, tracción
Catalantracció
Adjectivestractiveexerting traction and serving to pull
English > traction: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(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.
Example"his leg was in traction for several days"
Categoryorthopedics, orthopaedicsThe branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints
Broaderpull, pullingThe act of pulling
Spanishtracción

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