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extraction

ik strak shuhn

  • n  the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
  • n  properties attributable to your ancestry
  • n  the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)
    the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction

  • Menstrual extraction requires little or no dilation in most cases.
  • A mid-June Pew poll found a 12-point swing since February in favor of expanded exploration and extraction, and a 60%-34% gap in favor of prioritizing developing energy sources .
  • 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.
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  • Barack Obama in The Hill (blog)
    Obama says that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows that "we have to acknowledge that there are inherent risks to drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth - risks that are bound to increase the harder oil extraction becomes."
  • Alan Greenspan in Bloomberg
    For 40 years a couple of oil companies worked on the tar sands extraction process, not its environmental impacts. It was Alberta's massive expansion of tar sands leasing over the last few years, ignoring serious unanswered environmental and public... Gary Stewart http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Stewart_(politician)&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH6Q50oBOeALbXZs3WyZtm_a9WHlQ Seattle Post Intelligencer http://www.google.com/url?q=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1101ap_canada_dirty_oil.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGcTZzLMs8MBxFM3T-22YLOU30bEg Aug 23, 2008 35664 45136 extraction Home equity extraction will ease and with it some of the strength in personal consumption expenditures," Greenspan said in the text of a speech at the close of a two-day Kansas City Fed symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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