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1. Used in or obtained by extraction.
2. Possible to extract.
1. Something that may be extracted.
2. The insoluble portion of an extract.

ex·trac′tive·ly adv.
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1. tending or serving to extract
2. of, involving, or capable of extraction
3. something extracted or capable of being extracted
4. (Chemistry) the part of an extract that is insoluble
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(ɪkˈstræk tɪv)

1. serving to extract or based upon extraction: oil and other extractive industries.
2. capable of being extracted: extractive fuels.
3. of or of the nature of an extract.
4. something extracted or extractable.
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