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extraction
  • 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
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extractor
  • n  an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
  • n  an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
  • n  a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
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extracurricular activity
  • n  educational activities not falling within the scope of the regular curriculum
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extradition
  • n  the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)
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extragalactic nebula
  • n  (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
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extramarital sex
  • n  sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
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extraneousness
  • n  unrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand
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extraordinariness
  • n  the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
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extrapolation
  • n  (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
  • n  an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations
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extrasensory perception
  • n  apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
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extrasystole
  • n  a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia
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extraterrestrial being
  • n  a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
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extraterrestrial object
  • n  a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
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extrauterine gestation
  • n  pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
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extrauterine pregnancy
  • n  pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
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extravagance
  • n  the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
    we were surprised by the extravagance of his description
  • n  the trait of spending extravagantly
  • n  excessive spending
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extravagancy
  • n  the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
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extravaganza
  • n  any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
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extravasation
  • n  an extravasated liquid (blood or lymph or urine); the product of extravasation
  • n  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
  • n  the process of exuding or passing out of a vessel into surrounding tissues; said of blood or lymph or urine
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