- To extricate is defined as to set free.
An example of to extricate is letting a bird out of its cage.
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transitive verb ex·tri·cat·ed, ex·tri·cat·ing, ex·tri·cates
- To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage.
- Archaic To distinguish from something related.
Origin: Latin extrīcāre, extrīcāt- : ex-, ex- + trīcae, hindrances, perplexities.
- exˈtri·ca·ble adjective
- exˌtri·caˈtion noun