extraction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French estraction, from Medieval Latin extractio

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extraction (plural extractions)

  1. An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
  2. A person's origin or ancestry.
  3. Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
    • Milton
      They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
  4. (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
  5. (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Noun[edit]

extraction f (plural extractions)

  1. extraction

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