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Definition of "extractor" [ex•tract•or]

  • Any of various mechanical devices that extract a component from others (noun)
  • An apparatus that uses a solvent to remove soluble substances from a mixture (noun)
  • A part of the bolt that removes a cartridge from the chamber (noun)
  • A particular kind of bipartite graph (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "extractor" in a sentence
  • "The term extractor tool analyzes the content of a given page and extracts the terms that appear to be targeted at search engines"
  • "Now, I know the extractor is working properly, as it has no problems ripping the rims of the cases from the cartridge."
  • "It's the most astounding thing I ever – My dear lady, an extractor is used to get the hooks out of fish."