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extractor

[ik-strak-ter] /ɪkˈstræk tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that extracts.
2.
(in a firearm or cannon) the mechanism that, after firing, pulls an empty or unfired cartridge or shell case out of the chamber and brings it into place for action by the ejector.
3.
a centrifuge for spinning wet laundry so as to remove excess water.
4.
Medicine/Medical, Dentistry. an instrument for drawing out, extracting, or pulling.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; extract + -or2
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  • The juice extractor's filter and lid can break apart and project metal and plastic into the air, causing injuries to consumers.
British Dictionary definitions for extractor

extractor

/ɪkˈstræktə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that extracts
2.
an instrument for pulling something out or removing tight-fitting components
3.
a device for extracting liquid from a solid, esp a centrifugal dryer
4.
short for extractor fan
5.
a fitting in many firearms for removing spent cartridges from the chamber
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extractor in Medicine

extractor ex·trac·tor (ĭk-strāk'tər)
n.
An instrument used for drawing or pulling out any natural part or a foreign body.

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