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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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in an extractive manner
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It is well distributed in the northern and central western Brazil, and is mainly extractively exploited during the growing season, which is from September to March (Gongalves, Vilas Boas, Resende, Machado, & Vilas Boas, 2011).