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extraction

 
Noun extraction has 3 senses
  1. extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
    --1 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --1 has particulars:
     dehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporation; elution; infusion; mineral extraction, mineral processing, mineral dressing, ore processing, ore dressing, beneficiation
    Derived forms: verb extract5, verb extract4
  2. origin, descent, extraction - properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
    --2 is a kind of ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation
    --2 has particulars: full blood
  3. extraction - the act of pulling out (as a tooth); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"
    --3 is a kind of
    removal, remotion
    Derived form: verb extract1
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