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Definition 1: the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where extraction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction

(extraction is a kind of ...) the act of removing

"he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

Definition 2: properties attributable to your ancestry - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where extraction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he comes from good origins

Synonyms for extraction in the sense of this definition

(extraction is a kind of ...) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

(... is a kind of extraction ) descent from parents both of one pure breed

Definition 3: the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means - [noun denoting process]

(extraction is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of extraction ) (pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling

(... is a kind of extraction ) the process of extracting moisture

(... is a kind of extraction ) the process of extracting one material from another by washing with a solvent to remove adsorbed material from an adsorbent (as in washing of loaded ion-exchange resins to remove captured ions); used to obtain uranium ions

(... is a kind of extraction ) the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

(... is a kind of extraction ) crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques

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