Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “extractor”

See all translations

extractor

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪkˈstræktər/
a machine that is used to remove something: a juice extractor
( also extractor fan) a piece of equipment that is used to remove steam, smoke, or unpleasant smells from a room or building: The regulations stipulate the provision of extractor fans in this type of working environment.
IT software that finds and brings together information from a computer's memory, a website, etc.: Data extractor tools allow companies to gather data from a wide range of sources simply and swiftly. The email extractor software helps you to build huge targeted mailing lists for your marketing campaigns.
PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a company or country that removes raw materials such as coal, oil, or precious metals from the ground or sea in order to sell them: The country is a major extractor of oil.
Translations of “extractor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 提取機, 榨取機, 排氣扇…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提取机, 萃取机, 排气扇…
(Definition of extractor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of extractor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “extractor”

Definitions of “extractor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More