traction

[ US /ˈtɹækʃən/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈækʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. (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
  2. the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
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How To Use traction In A Sentence

  • There is still a level of abstraction (you're manipulating something removed from the screen) but it's more concretized now. MIND MELD: The Apple iPad: Sizzle or Fizzle?
  • It is quite absurd, not to mention infuriating, to have some moron from Sky burbling on about the next attraction when one has not had time to absorb the emotion from the film one has just seen.
  • 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.
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