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- Rhymes: -ækʃən
extraction (plural extractions)
- An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
- A person's origin or ancestry.
- Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
- They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
- (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
- (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket.
act of extracting
one's origin, lineage or ancestry
extract obtained from a mixture or from a plant etc — see extract
removal of a tooth from its socket
extraction f (plural extractions)