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Regex extract only the closest numbers at both sides of a word (word boundaries?)

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SoftwareC#Microsoft Legacy OSMicrosoft DevelopmentRegular Expressions
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Hi,
I want to retrieve only numbers (can have a dot or coma)  that are just before or after one (see below) specific word ( "size" in this case).

123 size 23456 bbb    ->  123  and 23456
aa 123size23456             ->  123 and 23456
1.234 size 55.567       -> 1234 (or 1.234) and 55567
1234 size forget  345            -> 1234
aa12 size 14587          -> 14587

The ideal was to use the expression for several words  as    ?:size|area|length and also ignore characters not belonging to alphabet as space, /,-    ( example "1245/size/ 12"   would return   1245    12) if not too complex!
Can you help me?
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