- 1The action of extracting something, especially using effort or force: mineral extraction [count noun]: a dental extractionMore example sentences
removal, taking out, drawing out, pulling out, extrication, wrenching out, tearing out, uprooting, withdrawal, unsheathing; production; freeing, release• rare deracinationexaction, exacting, wresting, coercion, extortionsqueezing, expressing, separation, pressing, obtaining, distillation
- It is significant that both Wells and Morton were specifically looking for a means of rendering dental extractions pain free.
- Those who object to this should take a look at the children undergoing dental extractions for decay at an age when they are far too young to advocate fluoride in water.
- Within the next 10-15 years mineral extractions, agriculture as we know it and associated business support services will be almost irrelevant.
- 2 [with adjective] The ethnic origin of someone’s family: a worker of Polish extractionMore example sentences
- The Lucchesi family, of Italian extraction, have lived for many years in Dundalk.
- The workers of Chinese extraction started dominating the dyeing department.
- In the future, they ruled, the Portuguese or Spanish extraction of the candidate must be clear beyond any doubt.
late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin extractio(n-), from Latin extrahere 'draw out' (see extract).