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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.
(Definition of extractor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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