[verb ik-strakt or especially for 5, ek-strakt; noun ek-strakt] /verb ɪkˈstrækt or especially for 5, ˈɛk strækt; noun ˈɛk strækt/
verb (used with object)
to get, pull, or draw out, usually with special effort, skill, or force:
to extract a tooth.
to deduce (a doctrine, principle, interpretation, etc.):
He extracted a completely personal meaning from what was said.
to derive or obtain (pleasure, comfort, etc.) from a particular source:
He extracted satisfaction from the success of his sons.
to take or copy out (matter), as from a book.
to make excerpts from (a book, pamphlet, etc.).
to extort (information, money, etc.):
to extract a secret from someone.
to separate or obtain (a juice, ingredient, etc.) from a mixture by pressure, distillation, treatment with solvents, or the like.
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; excerpt; quotation.
a solution or preparation containing the active principles of a drug, plant juice, or the like; concentrated solution:
a solid, viscid, or liquid substance extracted from a plant, drug, or the like, containing its essence in concentrated form:
verb (transitive) (ɪkˈstrækt)
to withdraw, pull out, or uproot by force
to remove or separate
to derive (pleasure, information, etc) from some source or situation
to deduce or develop (a doctrine, policy, etc)
(informal) to extort (money, etc)
to obtain (a substance) from a mixture or material by a chemical or physical process, such as digestion, distillation, the action of a solvent, or mechanical separation
to cut out or copy out (an article, passage, quotation, etc) from a publication
to determine the value of (the root of a number)
something extracted, such as a part or passage from a book, speech, etc
a preparation containing the active principle or concentrated essence of a material: beef extract, yeast extract
(pharmacol) a solution of plant or animal tissue containing the active principle
late 15c., from Latin extractus, past participle of extrahere “draw out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + trahere “to draw” (see tract (n.1)). Related: Extracted; extracting.
mid-15c., from Late Latin extractum, noun use of neuter past participle of extrahere “to draw out” (see extract (v.)).
extract ex·tract (ĭk-strākt’)
v. ex·tract·ed, ex·tract·ing, ex·tracts
ex·tract’a·ble or ex·tract’i·ble adj.
[ek-struh-vur-jin] /ˌɛk strəˈvɜr dʒɪn/ adjective, (of olive oil) 1. made from the first pressing of highest-quality olives. adjective pertaining to the highest-quality grade of olive oil made from the first pressing of the olives; also written extra virgin
[ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/ noun 1. Mathematics. plural of . [ik-stree-muh m] /ɪkˈstri məm/ noun, plural extrema [ik-stree-muh] /ɪkˈstri mə/ (Show IPA). Mathematics. 1. a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.
- Extreme fighting
noun 1. a combat sport incorporating techniques from a range of martial arts, with little if any regulation of the types of blows permissible
- Extreme beer
noun a type of well-aged, exotic-flavored beer with a very high alcohol content Examples Other brewers have made extreme beer by adding unconventional ingredients, such as heather, or by aging their brews in bourbon and wine barrels. Word Origin c 1994