[ ik-strak-shuh n ]
/ ɪkˈstræk ʃən /


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.

Origin of extraction

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


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British Dictionary definitions for extractions (1 of 2)

/ (ɪkˈstrækʃənz) /

pl n

the residue remaining after an oilseed has had the oil extracted by a solvent. Used as a feed for animalsgroundnut extractions Compare expellers

British Dictionary definitions for extractions (2 of 2)

/ (ɪkˈstrækʃən) /


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 extractions

[ ĭk-străkshən ]


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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