Associations to the word «Extraction»


EXTRACTION, noun. An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
EXTRACTION, noun. A person's origin or ancestry.
EXTRACTION, noun. Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
EXTRACTION, noun. (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
EXTRACTION, noun. (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket.

Dictionary definition

EXTRACTION, noun. The process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means.
EXTRACTION, noun. Properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins".
EXTRACTION, noun. The action of taking out something (especially using effort or force); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction".

Wise words

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