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English definition of “traction”

traction

noun [U] (PULLING)    /ˈtræk.ʃən/
specialized engineering the pulling of a heavy load over a surface , or the power used in this: steam tractionPulling specialized medical a form of medical treatment that involves using special equipment to pull gently an injured part of the body , especially an arm or leg , for a long period of time : After her hip operation poor Mira was in/on traction for six weeks .Medical and surgical equipment
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