Origin of extraction
Examples from the Web for extraction
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.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.In New Jersey, There’s No Exit for Chris Christie’s Bridge Trolls|Michael Daly|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Records of extraction of the element reach back to the 12th century.Wieliczka Salt Mine Is an Incredible Polish Underground Amusement Park|Nina Strochlic|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This, then, is the man who has undertaken to crush my friend Lecour on the question of extraction!The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
In this process the bones are washed and cleansed and then immediately subjected to extraction with water.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
It is not impossible that the extraction of teeth was sometimes destined to produce effects of this sort.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
His family was an ancient and noble one, enjoying the title of count, and is said to have been of Languedocian extraction.
The resident council might coin money and control the extraction of all precious metals, giving one fifth to the Crown.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
British Dictionary definitions for extraction
- the act or an instance of extracting a tooth or teeth
- a tooth or teeth extracted
Word Origin and History for extraction
early 15c., from Old French estraction (12c.) or directly from Medieval Latin extractionem (nominative extractio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin extrahere (see extract (v.)).