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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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British Dictionary definitions for overextraction

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 overextraction
extraction
late 15c., Fr. extraction, from M.L. extractionem, noun of action from L. extrahere (see extract (v.)).
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overextraction 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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