extraction
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪkˈstɹækʃən/
Noun

extraction

  1. An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
  2. A person's origin or ancestry.
    • 2014, Larissa Remennick, Russian Israelis: Social Mobility, Politics and Culture, Routledge ISBN 9781317977698, page 144
      Our companion on these tours was a young tourist, an American of Russian extraction, whose questions and remarks drew our attention to some details of Haifa life that have become too familiar and would have otherwise passed unnoticed. ...
  3. Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
    • 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica; a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Vnlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England, London: [s.n.], OCLC 879551664 ↗:
      They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
  4. (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
  5. (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket.
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