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extraction

noun ex·trac·tion \ik-ˈstrak-shən\

: the act or process of getting something by pulling it out, forcing it out, etc. : the act of extracting something

—used after of to describe the origin of a person or family

Full Definition of EXTRACTION

1
:  the act or process of extracting something
2
:  ancestry, origin <a family of French extraction>
3
:  something extracted
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Examples of EXTRACTION

  1. tooth extractions and other dental procedures
  2. the extraction of teeth by dentists
  3. the extraction of juices from plant matter

First Known Use of EXTRACTION

15th century

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EXTRACTION Defined for Kids

extraction

noun ex·trac·tion \ik-ˈstrak-shən\

Definition of EXTRACTION for Kids

1
:  the act of pulling out <the extraction of a tooth>
2
:  origin 2, descent <of French extraction>
Medical Dictionary

extraction

noun ex·trac·tion \ik-ˈstrak-shən\

Medical Definition of EXTRACTION

:  the act or process of extracting something <extraction of a tooth>

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