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[ ik-strak-shuhn ]


  1. an act or instance of extracting:

    the extraction of a molar.

  2. the state or fact of being extracted.
  3. descent or lineage:

    to be of foreign extraction.

  4. something extracted; extract.


/ ɪkˈstrækʃən /


  1. the act of extracting or the condition of being extracted
  2. something extracted; an extract
    1. the act or an instance of extracting a tooth or teeth
    2. a tooth or teeth extracted
  3. origin, descent, lineage, or ancestry

    of German extraction

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Other Words From

  • nonex·traction noun
  • over·ex·traction noun
  • preex·traction noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of extraction1

1375–1425; late Middle English extraccioun < Late Latin extractiōn- (stem of extractiō ). See extract, -ion
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Example Sentences

By diversifying the supply from third countries and developing the EU’s own capacity for extraction, processing, recycling, refining, and separation of rare earths, we can become more resilient and sustainable.

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In places from Appalachian coal country to western oil and gas towns, the outdoor industry was supposed to be a sustainable alternative to extraction.

An hour south of Fruita, in another western Colorado town that’s moved away from extraction, a more diverse outdoor economy has held up.

Machine learning extends the tech industry’s broader priorities, which center on scale and extraction.

Among other things, he said that the extraction of the T-cells and the genetic alternation process can be done through machines in an automated process that can lower costs.

A land farm is the term used for a commercial operation where waste from oil and gas extraction is spread on top of the ground.

Ibrahim made clear to Deputy Dennis Meyer that his daughter was a respectful and dutiful girl of Sudanese extraction.

Many of the others who did the same were also men of Italian extraction.

Basically any quality of weed will do, since the extraction of THC is the point and not the flavor or loftiness of effect.

Never mind that Sokolich is actually of Croatian extraction.

The cost of extraction varies in different localities, depending mainly on the mass of barren rock to be encountered and removed.

The extraction of the opium is performed in a very simple, but exceedingly tedious manner.

Let me ask you specifically if the period covered in terms of this extraction was from October?

For, there lay the acme of his cleverness; in the extraction of money from the unlucky people who came to demand it.

The extraction with ether was continued until the water layer was no longer green.


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