extraction

[ ik-strak-shuhn ]
/ ɪkˈstræk ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of extracting: the extraction of a molar.
the state or fact of being extracted.
descent or lineage: to be of foreign extraction.
something extracted; extract.

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Origin of extraction

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

OTHER WORDS FROM extraction

non·ex·trac·tion, nouno·ver·ex·trac·tion, nounpre·ex·trac·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for extraction

extraction
/ (ɪkˈstrækʃən) /

noun

the act of extracting or the condition of being extracted
something extracted; an extract
  1. the act or an instance of extracting a tooth or teeth
  2. a tooth or teeth extracted
origin, descent, lineage, or ancestryof German extraction
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Medical definitions for extraction

extraction
[ ĭk-străkshən ]

n.

The act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
Something obtained by extracting; an extract.
The removal by withdrawing or pulling out of a tooth from its socket.
Removal of a baby from the genital canal in assisted delivery.
The active portion of a drug.
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