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extraction

noun uk   /ɪkˈstræk.ʃən/ us  
[U] the process of removing something, especially by force: The extraction of minerals has damaged the countryside. [C] specialized medical the process of removing a tooth: She had two extractions.be of French, German, Chinese, etc. extraction to be from a family that originally came from another country
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