Meaning of EXTRACTION in English


ex ‧ trac ‧ tion AC /ɪkˈstrækʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ extraction , ↑ extract ; verb : ↑ extract ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the process of removing or obtaining something from something else

extraction of

the extraction of salt from seawater

the extraction of information from appropriate reference sources

mineral/oil etc extraction

2 . be of French/Russian/Italian etc extraction to be from a French, Russian etc family even though you were not born in that country

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