[ek-stri-keyt] /ˈɛk strɪˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), extricated, extricating.
to free or release from entanglement; disengage:
to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
to liberate (gas) from combination, as in a chemical process.
verb (transitive)
to remove or free from complication, hindrance, or difficulty; disentangle

1640s, noun of action of extricate.

1610s, from Latin extricatus, past participle of extricare “disentangle,” perhaps from ex- “out of” + tricae (plural) “perplexities, hindrances,” of unknown origin. Related: Extricated; extricating.


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