Definitions for extract

Definitions for (noun) extract

Main entry: excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

Definition: a passage selected from a larger work

Usage: he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

Main entry: extract, infusion

Definition: a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

Definitions for (verb) extract

Main entry: distil, distill, extract

Definition: extract by the process of distillation

Usage: distill the essence of this compound

Main entry: extract

Definition: calculate the root of a number

Main entry: excerpt, extract, take out

Definition: take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

Main entry: extract, pull, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out

Definition: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

Usage: pull weeds; extract a bad tooth; take out a splinter; extract information from the telegram

Main entry: express, extract, press out

Definition: obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

Usage: Italians express coffee rather than filter it

Main entry: extract

Definition: separate (a metal) from an ore

Main entry: educe, draw out, evoke, extract, elicit

Definition: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

Usage: We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Main entry: extract

Definition: get despite difficulties or obstacles

Usage: I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions

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