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Noun: extraction  ik'strak-shun or ek'strak-shun
  1. The process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
     
  2. Properties attributable to your ancestry
    - origin, descent
     
  3. The action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)
    "the dentist gave her a local anaesthetic prior to the extraction"

Derived forms: extractions

Type of: action, activity, ancestry, derivation, filiation, lineage, natural action, natural process, remotion, removal

Encyclopedia: Extraction, transformation and loading