noun trac·to·ra·tion

Definition of tractoration




  1. :  a technique of therapy first used about 1796 by Elisha Perkins of Norwich, Connecticut, consisting in the operation of drawing over an affected part the points of two small rods of different metals, and held to be helpful in local inflammation or pains (as of rheumatism)

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capable of being understood in two ways

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