1. [ noun ] (genetics) properties attributable to your ancestry
Synonyms: origin descent

"he comes from good origins"

Related terms: ancestry full_blood
2. [ noun ] (physics) the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
Related terms: natural_process elution dehydration infusion mineral_processing extract
3. [ noun ] (dentistry) the act of pulling out (as a tooth)

"the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"

Related terms: removal extract
4. [ noun ] the act of withdrawing or removing something
Synonyms: abstraction
Related terms: removal
Similar spelling:   extract