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extraction

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noun ex·trac·tion \ik-ˈstrak-shən\

Simple Definition of extraction

  • : 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. 1 :  the act or process of extracting something

  2. 2 :  ancestry, origin <a family of French extraction>

  3. 3 :  something extracted

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



15th Century

First Known Use of extraction

15th century

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EXTRACTION Defined for Kids

extraction

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noun ex·trac·tion \ik-ˈstrak-shən\

Definition of extraction

  1. 1 :  the act of pulling out <the extraction of a tooth>

  2. 2 :  origin 2, descent <of French extraction>




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extraction

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noun ex·trac·tion \ik-ˈstrak-shən\

Medical Definition of extraction

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





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