Definitions for Extractionɪkˈstræk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•trac•tionɪkˈstræk ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of extracting something.

  2. descent; ancestry:

    of foreign extraction.

  3. something extracted; extract.

Origin of extraction:

1375–1425; late ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraction(noun)

    the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means

  2. origin, descent, extraction(noun)

    properties attributable to your ancestry

    "he comes from good origins"

  3. extraction(noun)

    the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)

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


  1. extraction(Noun)

    An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.

  2. extraction(Noun)

    A person's origin or ancestry.

  3. extraction(Noun)

    Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.

  4. extraction(Noun)

    An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.

  5. extraction(Noun)

    A removal of a tooth from its socket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extraction(noun)

    the act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture

  2. Extraction(noun)

    derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended

  3. Extraction(noun)

    that which is extracted; extract; essence

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race or parentage

He is of Greek extraction.

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