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English noun: extraction

1. extraction (process) the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)beneficiation, decoction, dehydration, desiccation, drying up, elution, evaporation, infusion, mineral dressing, mineral extraction, mineral processing, ore dressing, ore processing

2. extraction (attribute) properties attributable to your ancestry


SamplesHe comes from good origins.


Synonymsdescent, origin


Broader (hypernym)ancestry, derivation, filiation, lineage


Narrower (hyponym)full blood

3. extraction (act) the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)


SamplesThe dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction.


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal









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