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Pronunciation:  ik'strakshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of pulling out (as a tooth); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"
  2. [n]  properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
  3. [n]  the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means

EXTRACTION is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: descent, origin
 See Also: action, activity, ancestry, beneficiation, dehydration, derivation, desiccation, drying up, elution, evaporation, filiation, full blood, lineage, mineral dressing, mineral extraction, mineral processing, natural action, natural process, ore dressing, ore processing, remotion, removal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*trac"tion\, n. [Cf. F. extraction.]
1. The act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction
   of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a
   stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence
   or tincture.

2. Derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent;
   birth; the stock from which one has descended. ``A family
   of ancient extraction.'' --Clarendon.

3. That which is extracted; extract; essence.

         They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest
         efficacy and extraction of that living intellect
         that bred them.                       --Milton.

{The extraction of roots}. (Math.)
   (a) The operation of finding the root of a given number or
   (b) The method or rule by which the operation is
       performed; evolution.

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