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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /


  • extraction extraction  /ɪk ˈstræk ʃən/ ?  the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound…

    extraction meaning(s) 

    1. (n) the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
    2. (n) properties attributable to your ancestry
    3. (n) the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)


    extraction usage(s)

    1. Menstrual extraction requires little or no dilation in most cases.
    2. The iron ore extraction facility operated by Brazilian firm Companhia Vale Rio Doce is one of the most efficient and spectacular mining complexes in the world.
  • extractor extractor  /ɪks ˈtræk tə/ ?  an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
  • extracurricular extracurricular  /ˌɛk strə kə ˈrɪk jə lər/ ?  outside the regular academic curriculum
  • extracurricular activity extracurricular activity  educational activities not falling within the scope of…
  • extradite extradite  /ˈɛk strə ˌdaɪt/ ?  hand over to the authorities of another country
  • extradition extradition  /ˌɛk strə ˈdɪ ʃən/ ?  the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state…
  • extrados extrados  /ɛks ˈtrɛɪ dɑs/ ?  the exterior curve of an arch
  • extradural extradural  on or outside the dura mater
  • extragalactic extragalactic  /ˌɛk strə ɡə ˈlæk tɪk/ ?  outside or beyond a galaxy
  • extragalactic nebula extragalactic nebula  (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions…
  • extrajudicial extrajudicial  /ˈɛks trə dʒu ˈdɪ ʃəl/ ?  beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally…
  • extralegal extralegal  /ˌɛk strə ˈli ɡəl/ ?  not regulated or sanctioned by law
  • extralinguistic extralinguistic  not included within the realm of language
  • extramarital extramarital  /ˌɛk strə ˈmɛ rə təl/ ?  characterized by adultery
  • extramarital sex extramarital sex  sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one…
  • extramural extramural  /ˈɛks trə ˈmjʊə rəl/ ?  carried on outside the bounds of an institution or community
  • extraneous extraneous  /ɛk ˈstreɪ ni əs/ ?  not pertinent to the matter under consideration
  • extraneousness extraneousness  unrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand
  • extraordinaire extraordinaire  /ˌɛk strə ˈɔr dɪ ˌnɛr/ ?  extraordinary in a particular capacity
  • extraordinarily extraordinarily  /ɪk ˌstrɔr də ˈnɛ rə li/ ?  extremely
  • extraordinariness extraordinariness  the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
  • extraordinary extraordinary  /ɪk ˈstrɔr də ˌnɛ ri/ ?  beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or…
  • extrapolate extrapolate  /ɪk ˈstræ pə ˌleɪt/ ?  draw from specific cases for more general cases
  • extrapolation extrapolation  /ɪk ˌstræ pə ˈleɪ ʃən/ ?  (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function…
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