What does Extraction mean?

Definitions for Extractionɪkˈstræk ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Extraction.

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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. extraction.]


  1. Extraction

    In military tactics, extraction, is the process of removing personnel when it is considered imperative that they be immediately relocated out of a hostile environment and taken to a secure area. There are primarily two kinds of extraction: Hostile: The subject involved is unwilling and is being moved by forceful coercion with the expectation of resistance. Essentially, it is kidnapping by military or intelligence forces. Friendly: The subject involved is willing and is expected to cooperate with the personnel in the operation. An example of a hostile extraction was the capture of the German Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, by Israel's Mossad agents on May 11, 1960 and was forcibly transported to Israel for trial. An example of a friendly extraction was the joint U.S. Central Intelligence Agency-Canadian government operation to smuggle six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran in 1980 in an operation later known as the Canadian Caper.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Extraction in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Extraction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janusz Jakimowicz:

    We hope to apply for the extraction concession next year.

  2. Jason Metrokin:

    We're not opposed to mineral extraction, but salmon must always come first.

  3. Jason Metrokin:

    We’re not opposed to mineral extraction, but salmon must always come first.

  4. Kevin Book:

    If indeed he is criticizing the extraction process itself, it does seem a step more negative.

  5. Walter Moran:

    Not only is the violation of customs laws, but the illegal extraction of these items takes away from the scientific record.

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Translations for Extraction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استخلاصArabic
  • вадене, изваждане, произходBulgarian
  • trhání, původCzech
  • sukujuuri, uuttaminen, syntyperä, evakuointi, vetäminenFinnish
  • extractionFrench
  • pochodzenie, usunięcie, wydobywaniePolish
  • extracţieRomanian

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