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traction

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traction/ˈtrækʃən/noun
traction
/ˈtrækʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of TRACTION  
[noncount]
: the force that causes a moving thing to stick against the surface it is moving along
   b : the power that is used to pull something
medical : a way of treating broken bones in which a device gently pulls the bones back into place
informal : the support, interest, etc., that is needed for something to succeed or make progress
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