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extraction

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Singular
extraction

Plural
extractions

  1. (uncountable) Extraction is the act of removing something from somewhere.
  2. (countable & uncountable) Extraction the thing or stuff that was removed.
  3. (military) Extraction is an act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
  4. (dentistry) Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket.
  5. (uncountable) If you are of French/Congolese/Chinese/etc. extraction, that is your ethnicity.