Meaning of “extractor” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “extractor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extractor" in Business English

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extractornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪkˈstræktər/ us

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)