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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.


another spelling of extractable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extractible - capable of being extracted
removable - capable of being removed or taken away or dismissed; "a removable cord"; "removable partitions"
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Where, ECF = Extractible carbon in fumigated soil samples; ECNF = Extractible carbon in non-fumigated soil samples; KEC = 0.
One interesting evolution is related to the SIM card that will disappear from the sight of customers as it will be soldered in the devices and will no longer be extractible from the device; this is called embedded SIM or eSIM.
Thus, the tannin level of wood seems to be a determining factor for the levels of extractible compounds.
According to the company, the new version of DF30Plus that incorporates a neck gasket manufactured with COCe offers several key benefits: step change improvement as a barrier to leakage, ultra low extractible level, compatibility across a wider range of drug formulations, including ethanol-containing formulations, suitable for all pMDI filling technologies, accurate and consistent performance.
14]C]-benzylamine by homogenates generated amounts of radiolabelled benzaldehyde that were separated by extraction as described in Materials and Methods and set at 100% signal (control), while 0% corresponded to the extractible radioactivity at t0.