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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Extractive  \Ex*tract"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  extractif.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  extracted.  ``Thirty  grains  of  extractive 
  matter.''  --Kirwan. 
  2.  Tending  or  serving  to  extract  or  draw  out 
  Certain  branches  of  industry  are  conveniently 
  designated  extractive:  e.g.,  agriculture,  pastoral 
  and  mining  pursuits,  cutting  of  lumber,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Extractive  \Ex*tract"ive\,  n. 
  1.  Anything  extracted;  an  extract. 
  Extractives,  of  which  the  most  constant  are  urea, 
  kreatin,  and  grape  sugar.  --H.  N. 
  2.  (Chem.) 
  a  A  chemical  principle  once  supposed  to  exist  in  all 
  extracts.  [Obs.] 
  b  Any  one  of  a  large  class  of  substances  obtained  by 
  extraction,  and  consisting  largely  of  nitrogenous 
  hydrocarbons,  such  as  xanthin,  hypoxanthin,  and 
  creatin  extractives  from  muscle  tissue.