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One entry found for traction.
Main Entry: trac·tion
Pronunciation: primarystresstrak-shschwan
Function: noun
1 : the act of drawing : the state of being drawn
2 : the adhesive friction of a body on a surface on which it moves (as of a wheel on a rail)
3 : a pulling force applied to a skeletal structure (as a broken bone) by using a special device <a traction splint>; also : a state of tension created by such a pulling force <a leg in traction>

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