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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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The extractor is held in place by the extractor spring plunger which must be depressed to drive out the extractor.
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The SFT-150 Supercritical Fluid Extractor from Supercritcal Fluid Technologies was developed to investigate the application of supercritical fluid techniques to processing applications such as the extraction of peppermint flavor from peppermint leaves.
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