[ US /ˈtɹækʃən/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈækʃən/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈækʃən/ ]
(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
- the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
How To Use traction In A Sentence
- The process of inspiration is active and requires energy for muscle contraction.
- The pursuit of such metaphysical questions is just a high-minded distraction from the more pressing issue of confronting the dilemma of one's existence here and now.
- The depth and rate of breathing are controlled by special centres in the brain, which influence the nerves that cause contraction and relaxation of the muscles of respiration.
- With a full tank of fuel, the weight bias shifts rearwards slightly, which helps traction, as does the standard limited slip differential.
- He comes to be disgusted by all abstractions and ideas.
- This was physical attraction, sexual temptation, nothing more.
- The digital flux that frames our experience of physical and socio-political realities functions through continuous additions, subtractions, and disappearances.
- I find it hard to work at home because there are too many distractions.
- I was standing in some kind of wooded area and looking around Probably trying to find any distraction to keep me from going for my lecture and I did eventually find that tap-dancing squirrel but that's a story for another post and then somehow bits and pieces began to hit me. Archive 2005-02-01
- As Christians who reject evolutionary theory, the family scoffed at the park's dinosaur attractions, which date the apatosaurus, brachiosaurus and the like to prehistoric times.