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English definition of “traction”

traction

noun [U] (PULLING)   /ˈtræk·ʃən/
the pulling of a heavy load over a surface , or the power used to do this medical Traction is also a state in which an injured part of the body is gently pulled with special equipment : His broken leg was put in a cast and was in traction.
(Definition of traction noun (PULLING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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