Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun extraction

3 senses of extraction

Sense 1
extraction -- (the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 2
origin, descent, extraction -- (properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins")
       => ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation -- (inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline)

Sense 3
extraction -- (the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction")
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

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