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    extract - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extract

    Definition
    (noun) a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    Synonyms : infusion
    Definition
    (noun) a passage selected from a larger work
    Synonyms : excerpt , excerption , selection
    Example Sentence
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
    Definition
    (verb) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    Synonyms : draw out , pull , pull out , pull up , take out
    Example Sentence
    • pull weeds
    • extract a bad tooth
    • take out a splinter
    • extract information from the telegram
    Definition
    (verb) get despite difficulties or obstacles
    Example Sentence
    • I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions
    Definition
    (verb) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    Synonyms : draw out , educe , elicit , evoke
    Example Sentence
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
    Definition
    (verb) extract by the process of distillation
    Synonyms : distil , distill
    Example Sentence
    • distill the essence of this compound
    Definition
    (verb) separate (a metal) from an ore Definition
    (verb) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
    Synonyms : express , press out
    Example Sentence
    • Italians express coffee rather than filter it
    Definition
    (verb) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    Synonyms : excerpt , take out
    Definition
    (verb) calculate the root of a number
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