tractive

adjective
trac·tive | \ˈtrak-tiv \

Definition of tractive 

1 : serving to draw

2 : of or relating to traction : tractional

First Known Use of tractive

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tractive

Latin tractus, past participle

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