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Definition of Traction


  1. The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
  2. Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug.
  3. Attraction; a drawing toward.
  4. The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.

Traction Translations

traction in Swedish is dragningskraft, dragning