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[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.

something extracted.
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:
vanilla extract.
a solid, viscid, or liquid substance extracted from a plant, drug, or the like, containing its essence in concentrated form:
beef extract.
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)
noun (ˈɛkstrækt)
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

n. (ěk’strākt’)
Abbr. ext.

ex·tract’a·ble or ex·tract’i·ble adj.
ex·trac’tor n.


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