tractive
adjective Etymology: Latin tractus, past participle Date: 1615 1. serving to draw 2. of or relating to traction ; tractional

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  • Tractive — Tract ive, a. Serving to draw; pulling; attracting; as, tractive power. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tractive — [trak′tiv] adj. [ML tractivus: see TRACTION & IVE] used for pulling or drawing …   English World dictionary

  • tractive — adjective Pertaining to traction. This locomotive develops 130000 pounds of tractive effort …   Wiktionary

  • tractive — ● tractif, tractive adjectif Qui exerce une traction …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tractive — /trak tiv/, adj. having or exerting traction; drawing. [1605 15; < L tract(us) (see TRACTION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tractive — adj. pulling, drawing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tractive — adjective relating to or denoting power exerted in pulling, especially by a vehicle or other machine …   English new terms dictionary

  • tractive — a. Pulling, attracting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tractive — trac·tive …   English syllables

  • tractive — trac•tive [[t]ˈtræk tɪv[/t]] adj. mec having or exerting traction; drawing • Etymology: 1605–15; < L tract(us) (see tractile) + ive …   From formal English to slang

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