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Serving to pull or draw; exerting traction.

[From Latin tractus, past participle of trahere, to draw.]
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(ˈtræk tɪv)

having or exerting traction; drawing.
[1605–15; < Latin tract(us) (see tractile) + -ive]
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- Refers to power exerted in pulling, especially by a machine.
See also related terms for pulling.
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Adj.1.tractive - exerting traction and serving to pulltractive - exerting traction and serving to pull
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[ˈtræktɪv] ADJtractivo
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