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extraction

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstrækʃən/

Translation of extraction in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 c and u [Dentistry/Odontología] extracción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of mineral, juice) extracción (feminine)
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (ancestry) extracción (feminine) of Polish extraction de extracción polaca
    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.

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