Definition of extractor in English:



  • 1[often with modifier] A machine or device used to extract something:

    ‘a juice extractor’
    • ‘We know it's no good for Dave's eyes, but we've put in some extractors.’
    • ‘The shock to the motor was so big that it snapped the oil pump off the block and sprayed hot oil over the extractors (the part of the exhaust connected to the motor).’
    • ‘Power level is a critical factor - most extractors have several speeds, with flow rates measured in volume of air extracted in an hour.’
    • ‘A feature of the bar and lounge, is the high airy ceiling with extractors to ensure a healthy night's drinking.’
    • ‘I expect that of the 17,000 people of the Westbury region only a few have seen the moonscape left by planners and company extractors, in the existing quarry.’
    • ‘The kitchen floors will be tiled, while ceramic hobs, stainless steel extractors, ovens and grills will be provided as standard.’
    • ‘The kitchens are Shaker style with chrome fittings, polished granite worktops and stainless steel extractors.’
    • ‘The extractors were clearing the air of smoke and bringing in new air, but it was so hot, there was nothing we could really do about that.’
    • ‘This time-intensive option would also require a substantial writing task to maintain mapping files, translate searches into queries and create multiple data extractors to translate information from different formats.’
    • ‘I have been in very few establishments where there are adequate extractors.’
    • ‘Two air extractors were installed at the rear of the vehicle, under the rear fascia, to pull the air down the sides instead of letting it flow through the middle.’
    • ‘Some of the air extractors installed in an effort to make pubs more acceptable for non-smokers, have cost bar owners as much as €30,000, the Vintners' Federation of Ireland, said yesterday.’
    • ‘You will find some delightful half moon cabins with smoke extractors in place over the fire pit which are very useful when it rains.’
    • ‘He said: ‘We have some superb smoke extractors here and they do a wonderful job.’’
    • ‘Many different types are available, from island cooker hoods to integrated hoods that fit under cupboards, chimney hoods to wall-mounted panel extractors.’
    • ‘Council planning officer Martin Perks confirmed that the store had been granted retrospective planning permission for the extractors on April 15, several weeks after they had been installed.’
    • ‘Features include nine foot high ceilings, recessed lighting in the entrance hall, cherry wood fitted kitchens with granite worktops and stainless steel extractors, and fireplaces in the living rooms.’
    • ‘Simply put, Arnold advised multinational resource extractors that in an all - enveloping mediascape the way to achieve their corporate ends is by simulating democratic action.’
    • ‘Just one suggestion - take another look at your air extractors on the windows to check they are working properly.’
    • ‘Mineral extractors are also amongst next week's interim reporters.’
    1. 1.1[as modifier] Denoting a device used to extract odours and stale air from an area:
      ‘the engine room's extractor fans’
      • ‘The kitchen has fitted units, red mosaic tiled walls, recessed spotlights, quarry floor tiles, an oven and an extractor fan.’
      • ‘Questions raised included why workers were allowed to work in an area where an extractor fan had been reported broken the night before.’
      • ‘The room is ventilated with extractor fans to clear the ethylene, then resealed for a further 3-4 days at 17C.’
      • ‘Brushed steel ovens, hobs and extractor fans are included in the price, thermostatic mixer showers are fitted over each bath and there are fitted wardrobes in most bedrooms.’
      • ‘The same goes for light switches, plug sockets, razor points and extractor fans.’
      • ‘The extractor fans and wire mesh were also cleaned of dirt and dust.’
      • ‘He claimed pubs are cleaner today than ever before, as they are installed with extractor fans and air purifiers.’
      • ‘They need a constant supply of air from the house and do strange and rather dangerous things if used in combination with extractor fans.’
      • ‘Active systems are better at removing the gas - but electric extractor fans don't last for ever.’
      • ‘You know, it is almost impossible during the day not to hear the sound of traffic and extractor fans.’
      • ‘Open the windows and switch on the extractor fan above the hob.’
      • ‘Both bedrooms overlook the front and have en suite shower rooms that are partially tiled and fitted with showers, extractor fans and mirrored vanity cabinets.’
      • ‘Two young women whisked around the place with trays, clearing tables, and the landlord turned the extractor fans on high.’
      • ‘There is an integrated stainless steel oven, hob and extractor fan as well as an island unit dividing the kitchen from the breakfast area.’
      • ‘The two ring hob, complete with extractor fan, is controlled from that little button panel you see in the foreground.’
      • ‘The kitchens have recessed downlighting, granite worktops and stainless steel extractor fans.’
      • ‘It contains an integrated fridge, dishwasher, oven and extractor fan, and large terracotta floor tiles.’
      • ‘An electric oven, hob and extractor fan come with the house.’
      • ‘Included in the sale are an integrated oven, four-ring gas hob, extractor fan, freezer and washer-dryer.’
      • ‘We have an extractor fan in the kitchen which is over the hob.’