AskDefine | Define extraction

Dictionary Definition



1 the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
2 properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins" [syn: origin, descent]
3 the act of pulling out (as a tooth); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. the act of extracting or the condition of being extracted, especially the extraction of a tooth from its socket
  2. an extract obtained from a mixture or from a plant etc
  3. one's origin, lineage or ancestry
  4. In the context of "military": the act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.


the act of extracting or the condition of being extracted, especially the extraction of a tooth from its socket
extract obtained from a mixture or from a plant etc
one's origin, lineage or ancestry

Extensive Definition

Extraction may refer to:
extraction in German: Extraktion
extraction in Esperanto: Ekstraktado
extraction in French: Extraction
extraction in Indonesian: Ekstraksi
extraction in Italian: Estrazione
extraction in Dutch: Extractie
extraction in Low German: Extrakschoon
extraction in Polish: Ekstrakcja
extraction in Slovak: Extrakcia
extraction in Chinese: 萃取

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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