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trac·tion

traction

 
 
pronunciation:
traek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the grip or holding power of a body moving on a surface.
Tires can lose their traction on an icy road.
derivation: tractional (adj.)
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The word traction contains the following part:
tract Latin root that means draw, pull