Extract Definition

ĭk-străkt
extracted, extracting, extracts
verb
extracted, extracting, extracts
To draw out by effort; pull out.
To extract a tooth, to extract a promise from someone.
Webster's New World
To obtain despite resistance.
Extract a promise.
American Heritage
To remove or separate (metal) from ore.
Webster's New World
To obtain (a substance, esp. an essence or concentrate) by pressing, distilling, using a solvent, etc.
To extract juice from fruit.
Webster's New World
To obtain as if by drawing out; deduce (a principle), derive or elicit (information, pleasure, etc.), or the like.
Webster's New World
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noun
Something extracted.
Webster's New World
A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
Wiktionary

A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.

Wiktionary

A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.

Wiktionary

Ancestry; descent.

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Other Word Forms of Extract

Noun

Singular:
extract
Plural:
extracts

Origin of Extract

  • Middle English extracten from Latin extrahere extract- ex- ex- trahere to draw

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin extractum, neuter perfect passive participle of extrahō.

    From Wiktionary

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