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extraction

[ik-strak-shuh n] /ɪkˈstræk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of extracting:
the extraction of a molar.
2.
the state or fact of being extracted.
3.
descent or lineage:
to be of foreign extraction.
4.
something extracted; extract.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English extraccioun < Late Latin extractiōn- (stem of extractiō). See extract, -ion
Related forms
nonextraction, noun
overextraction, noun
preextraction, noun
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Examples from the web for extractions
  • Historically, dental extractions have been used to treat a variety of illnesses.
  • Instruments used for dental extractions date back several centuries.
British Dictionary definitions for extractions

extractions

/ɪkˈstrækʃənz/
plural noun
1.
the residue remaining after an oilseed has had the oil extracted by a solvent. Used as a feed for animals: groundnut extractions Compare expellers

extraction

/ɪkˈstrækʃən/
noun
1.
the act of extracting or the condition of being extracted
2.
something extracted; an extract
3.
  1. the act or an instance of extracting a tooth or teeth
  2. a tooth or teeth extracted
4.
origin, descent, lineage, or ancestry: of German extraction
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Word Origin and History for extractions

extraction

n.

early 15c., from Old French estraction (12c.) or directly from Medieval Latin extractionem (nominative extractio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin extrahere (see extract (v.)).

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extractions in Medicine

extraction ex·trac·tion (ĭk-strāk'shən)
n.

  1. The act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.

  2. Something obtained by extracting; an extract.

  3. The removal by withdrawing or pulling out of a tooth from its socket.

  4. Removal of a baby from the genital canal in assisted delivery.

  5. The active portion of a drug.

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