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Extractor

noun
1.
An instrument for extracting tight-fitting components.
2.
An apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension.  Synonyms: centrifuge, separator.
3.
A mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector.  Synonyms: cartridge extractor, cartridge remover.






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... egress.] Extraction. — N. extraction; extracting &c. v.; removal, elimination, extrication, eradication, evolution. evulsion[obs3], avulsion[obs3]; wrench; expression, squeezing; extirpation, extermination; ejection &c. 297; export &c. (egress) 295. extractor, corkscrew, forceps, pliers. V. extract, draw; take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out; wring from, wrench; extort; root up, weed up, grub up, rake up, root out, weed out, grub out, rake out; eradicate; pull up by the roots, pluck up ...
— Roget's Thesaurus



Words linked to "Extractor" :   separator, extract, mechanism, ultracentrifuge, instrument, forceps, apparatus, gun, setup, haematocrit, hematocrit



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