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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (something extracted)
a. extraction
El cirujano realizó la extracción de la bala del brazo de la mujer.The surgeon performed the extraction of the bullet from the woman's arm.
b. removal
La extracción del aguijón de una abeja debe realizarse con unas pinzas.The removal of a bee's stinger should be done with a pair of tweezers.
2. (dentistry)
a. extraction
La extracción de la muela del juicio se realizó bajo anestesia local.The extraction of the wisdom tooth was performed under local anesthesia.
3. (heritage)
a. origins (plural)
El actor, de extracción humilde, está ahora ahora entre los más conocidos de Hollywood.The actor, of humble origins, is now among the most popular in Hollywood.
b. background
La extracción social de los alumnos no es relevante a la hora de componer la clase.The students' social background is not relevant when it comes to deciding which students will be in the class.
4. (related to mines and oil)
a. mining
La extracción de diamantes es un negocio duro pero muy rentable.The mining of diamonds is a difficult but very profitable business.
b. extraction
La empresa se dedica al campo de la extracción de petróleo en Arabia Saudita.The company works in the field of oil extraction in Saudi Arabia.
5. (games)
a. drawing
Haremos la extracción del sorteo al final de la noche.We'll be doing the raffle drawing at the end of the night.
6. (act of extracting)
a. extraction
La extracción de humos es fundamental en cualquier cocina.Extraction of smoke is essential in any kitchen.
7. (mathematics)
a. extraction
Acabo de aprender como hacer la extracción de una raíz cuadrada con mi calculadora.I just learned how to do the extraction of a square root on my calculator.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de astilla, bala)
a. removal, extraction
2. (de diente)
a. extraction
3. (de carbón)
a. mining
4. (en sorteos)
a. drawing
5. (origen)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
extracción socialsocial extraction
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1 (Med) [de diente] extraction; [de bala, astilla] extraction, removal
2 (Minería) [de minerales] mining; extraction; [de petróleo] extraction; [de pizarra, mármol] quarrying
3 (en sorteo)
vamos a proceder a la primera extracción we shall now draw the first number
4 (origen) origins
; (p)
de extracción humilde of humble origins; from a humble background
5 (Matemáticas) extraction
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