Extract meaning

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The definition of an extract is a concentrated form of something.

An example of extract is the liquid vanilla used in baking which is made from vanilla beans.

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To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort.

Extract a wisdom tooth; used tweezers to extract the splinter.

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That which is extracted or drawn out.
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Extract is defined as to draw out, remove or obtain something from another.

An example of extract is pulling a bee stinger from someone's foot.

An example of extract is getting juice from an orange.

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Something extracted, especially:
  • A passage from a literary work; an excerpt.
  • A concentrated preparation of the essential constituents of a food, flavoring, or other substance; a concentrate.
    Maple extract.
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To obtain (a substance, esp. an essence or concentrate) by pressing, distilling, using a solvent, etc.

To extract juice from fruit.

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To remove for separate consideration or publication; excerpt.
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To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort.

Extract a wisdom tooth; used tweezers to extract the splinter.

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Something extracted.
  • A concentrated form, whether solid, viscid, or liquid, of a food, flavoring, etc.
    Beef extract.
  • A passage selected from a book, etc.; excerpt; quotation.
  • (pharmacy) The concentrated substance obtained by dissolving a drug in some solvent, as ether or alcohol, and then evaporating the preparation.
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To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process. Compare abstract (transitive verb).

To extract an essential oil from a plant.

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To remove or separate (metal) from ore.
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A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.
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To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.

To extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, or a splinter from the finger.

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To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
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(arithmetic) To determine (a root of a number).

Please extract the cube root of 27.

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To obtain despite resistance.

Extract a promise.

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To draw out by effort; pull out.

To extract a tooth, to extract a promise from someone.

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(mathematics) To determine or calculate (the root of a number).
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To copy out or quote (a passage from a book, etc.); excerpt.
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(math.) To compute (the root of a quantity)
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A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
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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.
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A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.
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Ancestry; descent.
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To obtain from a substance by chemical or mechanical action, as by pressure, distillation, or evaporation.
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To obtain as if by drawing out; deduce (a principle), derive or elicit (information, pleasure, etc.), or the like.
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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