Synonyms of 'traction'
Rubber soles offer good traction on court.
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Adhesion is the ability of one thing to stick firmly to another.
Better equipment will improve track adhesion.
Thesaurus for traction from the Collins English Thesaurus
Traction is a form of medical treatment , in which weights and pulleys are used to gently pull or stretch an injured part of the body for a period of time. You say that a person who is having this treatment is in traction .