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ex·tract

extract

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ihk straekt
inflections: extracted, extracting, extracts
definition 1: to remove or take out by use of force.
The dentist extracted his tooth.
synonyms:
wrench, wrest, yank
antonyms:
bury, insert
similar words:
extricate, jerk, mine, pluck, pull, remove
definition 2: to obtain with effort.
The police extracted a confession from him.
synonyms:
exact, pry, wrest, wring
similar words:
educe, elicit, force, pull, wrench
definition 3: to separate or draw out (juice from a fruit, metal from an ore, or the like) by pressure, distillation, or chemical action.
The machine extracts the juice from the lemons.
synonyms:
distill, separate
similar words:
abstract, crush, isolate, juice, press, purify, squeeze, wring
definition 4: to excerpt from some piece of writing.
The teacher extracted an important paragraph from the book and read it to the class.
synonyms:
cite, excerpt, quote from
similar words:
cull, derive, distill, paraphrase, refer to
definition 5: to derive (satisfaction, comfort, or the like), usu. from some event or circumstance.
She had to admit that she extracted some pleasure from her seeing her sister get in trouble.
synonyms:
derive, get, take
similar words:
borrow, experience
definition 6: in mathematics, to calculate (the root of a number).
similar words:
derive
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ek straekt
definition 1: a condensation and concentration of a substance.
The coffee bread is flavored with almond extract.
synonyms:
concentrate, distillate, essence, quintessence
similar words:
abstract, condensation
definition 2: an excerpt from something written.
synonyms:
excerpt, passage
similar words:
citation, selection
definition 3: something extracted.
synonyms:
core, distillate, element, essence, essential, quintessence, root
similar words:
concentrate, derivation
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derivations: extractable (adj.), extractible (adj.), extractability (n.), extractibility (n.)
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