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extract

ex·tract

extract

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ihk straekt
inflections: extracted, extracting, extracts
definition: to take out by using force; remove.
The dentist extracted my tooth.
synonyms:
wrench, wrest, yank
antonyms:
insert
similar words:
jerk, pluck, pull, remove
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ek straekt
definition: a strong, concentrated form of a substance.
We used vanilla extract to flavor the cake batter.
synonyms:
concentrate, essence
similar words:
condensation
derivations: extractable (adj.), extractible (adj.), extractability (n.), extractibility (n.)
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The word extract contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-