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extractive

[ ik-strak-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈstræk tɪv /
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adjective
tending or serving to extract, or based upon extraction: coal, oil, copper, and other extractive industries.
capable of being extracted, as from the earth: extractive fuels.
of, relating to, or involving extraction: extractive surgery.
of or of the nature of an extract.
noun
something extracted.
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Origin of extractive

First recorded in 1590–1600; extract + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM extractive

non·ex·trac·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for extractive

extractive
/ (ɪkˈstræktɪv) /

adjective
tending or serving to extract
of, involving, or capable of extraction
noun
something extracted or capable of being extracted
the part of an extract that is insoluble
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