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extractive

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

First recorded in 1590–1600; extract + -ive
Related formsnon·ex·trac·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-extractive

extractive

adjective
  1. tending or serving to extract
  2. of, involving, or capable of extraction
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noun
  1. something extracted or capable of being extracted
  2. the part of an extract that is insoluble
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non-extractive in Medicine

extractive

(ĭk-străktĭv)
adj.
  1. Used in or obtained by extraction.
  2. Possible to extract.
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n.
  1. Something that may be extracted.
  2. A substance present in tissue that can be separated by successive treatment with solvents and recovered by evaporation of the solution; the insoluble portion of an extract.
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