extractive

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

extractive (comparative more extractive, superlative most extractive)

  1. That serves to extract something
    • Cairnes
      Certain branches of industry are conveniently designated extractive: e.g., agriculture, pastoral and mining pursuits, cutting of lumber, etc.
  2. Able to be extracted
    • Kirwan
      Thirty grains of extractive matter.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

extractive (plural extractives)

  1. Something that may be extracted
  2. The substance left behind after something has been extracted