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Verb: extract  'ek,strakt
  1. Remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    "extract a bad tooth";
    - pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear out
  2. Get despite difficulties or obstacles
    "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"
  3. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    "We extracted some interesting linguistic data from the native informant";
    - educe [formal], evoke, elicit, draw out
  4. (chemistry) purify or isolate using distillation
    "extract the essence of this compound";
    - distill [N. Amer], distil [Brit]
  5. (mining) separate (a metal) from an ore
  6. Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
    "Italians extract coffee rather than filter it";
    - press out, express
  7. Take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    - excerpt, take out
  8. (mathematics) calculate the root of a number
Noun: extract  'ek,strakt
  1. A solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    - infusion
  2. A passage selected from a larger work
    "he presented extracts from William James' philosophical writings";
    - excerpt, excerption, selection

Derived forms: extracts, extracted, extracting

Type of: acquire, calculate, choose, cipher, compute, construe, create, cypher, figure [N. Amer], get, interpret, make, obtain, passage, pick out, reckon, remove, see, select, separate, solution, take, take away, withdraw, work out

Encyclopedia: Extract, transform, load