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extraction British & World English

The action of extracting something, especially using effort or force

extraction English Thesaurus

the extraction of gall bladder stones

electro-extraction British & World English

The recovery of a metal from a solution of its salts by electrolysis.

solvent extraction British & World English

The partial removal of a substance from a solution or mixture by dissolving it in another, immiscible solvent in which it is more soluble

vacuum extraction British & World English

The application of reduced pressure to extract something, particularly to assist childbirth or as a method of abortion, or as a technique for removing components of a chemical mixture

menstrual extraction British & World English

Aspiration of the uterine contents by suction through a fine cannula, used especially as a means of terminating early pregnancies.