Extractive
Extractive Ex*tract"ive, a. [Cf. F. extractif.] 1. Capable of being extracted. ``Thirty grains of extractive matter.'' --Kirwan. [1913 Webster]

2. Tending or serving to extract or draw out. [1913 Webster]

Certain branches of industry are conveniently designated extractive: e.g., agriculture, pastoral and mining pursuits, cutting of lumber, etc. --Cairnes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • extractive — I. adjective Date: 1599 1. a. of, relating to, or involving extraction b. tending toward or resulting in withdrawal of natural resources by extraction with no provision for replenishment < extractive agriculture > 2. capable of being extracted •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • extractive — 1. adjective a) That serves to extract something b) Able to be extracted 2. noun a) Something that may be extracted b) The substance left behind after something has been extracted …   Wiktionary

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