What does the word extraction mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of extracting.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • That which is extracted.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Lineage.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Extractor.

Usage examples for extraction

  1. Funk was the first to show that yeast produced a greater yield if it was allowed to autolyse before extraction with alcohol. – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  2. To enable the extraction of the drill from the socket the latter is provided with a slot, shown in figure at C, the slot passing through the spindle and the end of the drill protruding into the slot, so that a key driven into the slot will force the drill from the socket. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  3. He is of Irish extraction- is cultured- very courteous in his manner and speech- dresses well- and knows a lot about books and authors and such things. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright