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extractive

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adjective ex·trac·tive \ik-ˈstrak-tiv, ˈek-ˌstrak-\

Definition of extractive

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or involving extractionb :  tending toward or resulting in withdrawal of natural resources by extraction with no provision for replenishment extractive agriculture

  2. 2 :  capable of being extracted

extractively

adverb

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First Known Use of extractive

1599


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extractive

noun ex·trac·tive

Definition of extractive

  1. :  something extracted or extractable :  extract

First Known Use of extractive

1810


Medical Dictionary

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extractive

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adjective ex·trac·tive \ik-ˈstrak-tiv, ˈek-ˌ\

Medical Definition of extractive

  1. :  of, relating to, or involving extraction extractive processes


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extractive

noun ex·trac·tive

Medical Definition of extractive

  1. :  something extracted or extractable :  extract

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