Definition of

Extraction

  1. (noun, act) the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)
  2. (noun, attribute) properties attributable to your ancestry
  3. (noun, process) the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means

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Synonyms of Extraction

descent, origin

Origin of the word Extraction

  1. late 15c., Fr. extraction, from M.L. extractionem, noun of action from L. extrahere (see extract (v.)). more

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Words that sound like Extraction

exteriorisation, exteriorization, extrication

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