Definition of Extraction

1. Noun. The process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means.

2. Noun. Properties attributable to your ancestry. "He comes from good origins"
Exact synonyms: Descent, Origin
Generic synonyms: Ancestry, Derivation, Filiation, Lineage
Specialized synonyms: Full Blood

3. Noun. The action of taking out something (especially using effort or force). "The dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Derivative terms: Extract

Definition of Extraction

1. n. The act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture.

Definition of Extraction

1. Noun. An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted. ¹

2. Noun. A person's origin or ancestry. ¹

3. Noun. Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc. ¹

4. Noun. (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location. ¹

5. Noun. (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket. ¹

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Definition of Extraction

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Medical Definition of Extraction

1. The process or act of pulling or drawing out. Origin: L. Trahere = to draw This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extraction

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extract the urine
extracted the urine
extracting forceps
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extraction (current term)
extraction and processing industry
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extraction ratio
extractive principle
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Literary usage of Extraction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"An Improved extraction Apparatus.—The extraction apparatus here illustrated and described was designed early in the year 1909 for special use with a number ..."

2. The Structure of Conflict by Paul G. Swingle (1885)
"extraction can be best performed by one of the five following methods : (1) Flap lion; (2) Small flap with iridectomy ; (8) extraction by oblique corneal ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"My purpose in this paper is to discuss the operation of " simple extraction" as I practise it, with the reasons for choosing certain procedures rather than ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"In the extraction method, as hitherto employed, the operation is unduly prolonged ... It has been found that a great advantage is gained in extraction by ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"Becker has shown, by anatomical examination of eyes on which extraction had been performed, that healing does occur in this manner, and he has found that ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"I wish to discuss the technic of breech extraction in its broadest ... In the first place, the clinical evidence that breech extraction and spinal injuries ..."

7. The Useful Arts: Considered in Connexion with the Applications of Science by Jacob Bigelow (1853)
"extraction of Metals, Assaying, Alloys. Gold, extraction ... Lead, extraction, Manufacture, Sheet Lead, Lead Pipes, Leaden Shot. Tin, Block Tin, Tin Plates, ..."

8. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"extraction OF CATARACTS IX THE CAPSULE BY A SLIGHT MODIFICATION OF THE VON ... The extraction of senile cataracts, being one of the most common and at the ..."

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