Definition of traction


  • the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road). Synonyms: adhesive friction, grip.
  • (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing; "his leg was in traction for several days".

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Rhymes with traction

abstraction, action, attraction, contraction, diffraction, dissatisfaction, distraction, exaction, extraction, faction, fraction, inaction, infraction, interaction, interaction, liquefaction, reaction, retraction, satisfaction, satisfaction.

Start with traction

tractions, tractional.

End with traction

overextraction, distraction, contraction, subtraction, extraction, retraction, abstraction, detraction, attraction, semiabstraction, protraction.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • traction is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 10 points
  • traction is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 10 points
  • traction is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 12 points
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