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tr.v. ex·tract·ed, ex·tract·ing, ex·tracts
1. To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort: extract a wisdom tooth; used tweezers to extract the splinter.
2. To obtain despite resistance: extract a promise.
3. To obtain from a substance by chemical or mechanical action, as by pressure, distillation, or evaporation.
4. To remove for separate consideration or publication; excerpt.
a. To derive or obtain (information, for example) from a source.
b. To deduce (a principle or doctrine); construe (a meaning).
c. To derive (pleasure or comfort) from an experience.
6. Mathematics To determine or calculate (the root of a number).
n. (ĕk′străkt′)
Something extracted, especially:
a. A passage from a literary work; an excerpt.
b. A concentrated preparation of the essential constituents of a food, flavoring, or other substance; a concentrate: maple extract.

[Middle English extracten, from Latin extrahere, extract- : ex-, ex- + trahere, to draw.]

ex·tract′a·ble, ex·tract′i·ble adj.
ex·trac′tor n.


1. a person or thing that extracts
2. (Mechanical Engineering) an instrument for pulling something out or removing tight-fitting components
3. (Chemical Engineering) a device for extracting liquid from a solid, esp a centrifugal dryer
4. (Mechanical Engineering) short for extractor fan
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a fitting in many firearms for removing spent cartridges from the chamber


(ɪkˈstræk tər)

1. a person or thing that extracts.
2. (in a firearm or cannon) the mechanism that pulls the spent cartridge or shell case from the chamber.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extractor - an instrument for extracting tight-fitting componentsextractor - an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
forceps - an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
2.extractor - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspensionextractor - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
haematocrit, hematocrit - a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
ultracentrifuge - a high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and proteins
3.extractor - a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function


A. Nextractor m
B. CPD extractor fan N (Brit) → extractor m de humos


[ɪkˈstræktər] n
(= fan) (mainly British)ventilateur m
[juice] → extracteur mextractor fan n (British)ventilateur mextractor hood n (British)hotte f aspirante


n (for juice) → Presse f, → Entsafter m; (in kitchen) → Dunstabzug m; (for dust) → Sauganlage f; (of gun)Auszieher m
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