extractive


1ex·trac·tive

adjective \ik-ˈstrak-tiv, ˈek-ˌ\

Definition of EXTRACTIVE

1
a :  of, relating to, or involving extraction
b :  tending toward or resulting in withdrawal of natural resources by extraction with no provision for replenishment <extractive agriculture>
2
:  capable of being extracted
ex·trac·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of EXTRACTIVE

1599

2extractive

noun

Definition of EXTRACTIVE

:  something extracted or extractable :  extract

First Known Use of EXTRACTIVE

1810

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