|Origin:||tractio, from Latin trahere 'to pull'|
the process of treating a broken bone with special medical equipment that pulls it
He was in traction (=receiving this kind of treatment) for weeks after the accident.
the force that prevents something such as a wheel sliding on a surface:
The tires were bald (=completely worn) and lost traction on the wet road.
the type of power needed to make a vehicle move, or to pull a heavy load