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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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