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extractor (plural extractors)

  1. Any of various mechanical devices that extract a component from others
  2. (chemistry) An apparatus that uses a solvent to remove soluble substances from a mixture
  3. (in a gun) A part of the bolt that removes a cartridge from the chamber
  4. (graph theory) a particular kind of bipartite graph
  5. A function which, being applied to output from a weakly random entropy source, together with a short, uniformly random seed, generates a highly random output that appears independent from the source and uniformly distributed.