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English definition of “extraction”

extraction

noun     /ɪkˈstræk.ʃən/
[U] the process of removing something, especially by force: The extraction of minerals has damaged the countryside.Removing and extracting [C] specialized medical the process of removing a tooth: She had two extractions.DentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth be of French, German, Chinese, etc. extraction to be from a family that originally came from another countryRace and ethnicityRacial issues
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