Extraction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstrækʃn|  American pronunciation of the word extraction
Brit.  |ɪkˈstrakʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word extraction

noun

- the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
- properties attributable to your ancestry (syn: descent, origin)
- the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)

the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction

Examples

tooth extractions and other dental procedures

the extraction of teeth by dentists

the extraction of juices from plant matter

Dark hair is a note of the foreigner of southern extraction.

the extraction of salt from seawater

the extraction of information from appropriate reference sources

the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction

...since the invention of the cork, all manner of appliances have been invented for the extraction of these sometimes troublesome stoppers...

Word forms

noun
singular: extraction
plural: extractions
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