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tractive

[trak-tiv] /ˈtræk tɪv/
adjective
1.
having or exerting traction; drawing.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin tract(us) (see traction) + -ive
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  • tractive performance of studded tires is sensitive to stud wear.
  • At the beginning of this era, researchers were attempting to improve the tractive characteristics of steel wheeled vehicles.
  • As the speed drops, the tractive effort of the locomotive consist will go up.
  • tractive performances of tires at the same inflation pressure were not affected by small changes in aspect ratio.

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