Extraction
Extraction Ex*trac"tion, n. [Cf. F. extraction.] 1. The act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture. [1913 Webster]

2. Derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended. ``A family of ancient extraction.'' --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is extracted; extract; essence. [1913 Webster]

They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{The extraction of roots}. (Math.) (a) The operation of finding the root of a given number or quantity. (b) The method or rule by which the operation is performed; evolution. [1913 Webster]


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