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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ??ACTION

abaction

abaction
(n.) Stealing cattle on a large scale.

coaction

coaction
(n.) Force; compulsion, either in restraining or impelling.

exaction

exaction
(n.) The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield; compulsion to give or furnish; a levying by force; a driving to compliance; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, extortion.
(n.) That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.

fraction

fraction
(n.) The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
(n.) A portion; a fragment.
(n.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
(v. t.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.

inaction

inaction
(n.) Want of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness.

reaction

reaction
(n.) Any action in resisting other action or force; counter tendency; movement in a contrary direction; reverse action.
(n.) The mutual or reciprocal action of chemical agents upon each other, or the action upon such chemical agents of some form of energy, as heat, light, or electricity, resulting in a chemical change in one or more of these agents, with the production of new compounds or the manifestation of distinctive characters. See Blowpipe reaction, Flame reaction, under Blowpipe, and Flame.
(n.) An action induced by vital resistance to some other action; depression or exhaustion of vital force consequent on overexertion or overstimulation; heightened activity and overaction succeeding depression or shock.
(n.) The force which a body subjected to the action of a force from another body exerts upon the latter body in the opposite direction.
(n.) Backward tendency or movement after revolution, reform, or great progress in any direction.

traction

traction
(n.) The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
(n.) Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug.
(n.) Attraction; a drawing toward.
(n.) The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.