Extricate meaning

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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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To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage.
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To set free; release or disentangle (from a net, difficulty, etc.)
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I finally managed to extricate myself from the tight jacket.

The firemen had to use the jaws of life to extricate Monica from the car wreck.

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(rare) To free from intricacies or perplexity.
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Origin of extricate

  • Latin extrīcāre extrīcāt- ex- ex- trīcae hindrances, perplexities

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

  • From Latin extricatus, past participle of extricō.

    From Wiktionary