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Definitions of extract

  1. To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To draw from a substance; to draw or pull out; to select. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To draw out by force or otherwise; to choose out or select; to find out; to distil. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To draw out; select; take out. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To draw or pull out; obtain; select; quote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. get despite difficulties or obstacles; "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two ne positions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. calculate the root of a number Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. separate (a metal) from an ore Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To draw out by foree; to draw out, as the spirit or essence of a thing, by heat, distillation, or otherwise; to take out or select a part from, as a passage from a book or writing. To extract the root, to find the root of a number or quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To draw out; to take out or from; to select. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. That which is extracted or drawn out. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Extraction; descent. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; - distinguished from an abstract. See Abstract, n., 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; - called also the extractive principle. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An essential drawn out by heat or some chemical process; a quotation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Anything drawn from a substance by heat, distillation, etc., as an essence; a passage taken from a book or writing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Anything drawn from a substance, as by heat, &c.; passage taken from a book or writing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Something extracted, as by distillation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A selection, as from a book. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. That which is extracted; a passage taken from a book or writing; anything drawn from a substance, as an essence, by heat, distillation, &c.; a peenlisr substance supposed to form the active principle of the vegetable in which it occurs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. That which is drawn out or from something else; a selection, as from a book; a tincture; a decoction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Extractable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for extract

  1. Snow- bound, from which this extract is taken, gives a good description of his home and family. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  2. This extract shows no great desire to meet the allied terms, but rather to separate Austria from her allies. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
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