- To extricate is defined as to set free.
An example of to extricate is letting a bird out of its cage.
transitive verbex·tri·cat·ed, ex·tri·cat·ing, ex·tri·cates
Origin of extricateLatin extrīcāre, extrīcāt- : ex-, ex- + trīcae, hindrances, perplexities.
(third-person singular simple present extricates, present participle extricating, simple past and past participle extricated)
From Latin extricatus, past participle of extricō.