from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various mechanical devices that extract a component from others
  • n. An apparatus that uses a solvent to remove soluble substances from a mixture
  • n. A part of the bolt that removes a cartridge from the chamber
  • n. a particular kind of bipartite graph

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, extracts.
  • n. A forceps or instrument for extracting substances.
  • n. A device for withdrawing a cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of the barrel.
  • n. A centrifugal drying machine.
  • n. A machine for clearing combs of honey; also, a device for rendering wax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which extracts.
  • n. A kitchen press for extracting the juices of meats in making meat extracts, beef-tea, etc.
  • n. A machine with rollers through which skins are wrung to remove the surplus water after they have been soaked.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
  • n. an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
  • n. an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components


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