- something extracted.
Origin of extractive
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The coloring matter and extractive principle remain, but change somewhat by fermentation.
When freshly expressed, it is turbid, owing to the presence of mucilage and extractive matter.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Every wine contains likewise a portion of super-tartrate of potash, and extractive matter, derived from the juice of the grape.
Laudanum is an alcoholic tincture, and morphine an extractive of opium; both are used as medicine.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
This coating prevents the evaporation of the juices, which with the extractive materials are retained and improve the flavor.Public School Domestic Science
Mrs. J. Hoodless
- tending or serving to extract
- of, involving, or capable of extraction
- something extracted or capable of being extracted
- the part of an extract that is insoluble
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- Used in or obtained by extraction.
- Possible to extract.
- Something that may be extracted.
- A substance present in tissue that can be separated by successive treatment with solvents and recovered by evaporation of the solution; the insoluble portion of an extract.
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