Extract
Extract Ex*tract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extracting}.] [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, and cf. {Estreat}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The bee Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. {Abstract}, v. t., 6. [1913 Webster]

Sunbeams may be extracted from cucumbers, but the process is tedious. [1913 Webster]

3. To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book. [1913 Webster]

I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falsehoods. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{To extract the root} (Math.), to ascertain the root of a number or quantity. [1913 Webster]


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  • extract — [ek strakt′, ikstrakt′; ] for n. [ eks′trakt΄] vt. [ME extracten < L extractus, pp. of extrahere, to draw out < ex , out + trahere, to DRAW] 1. to draw out by effort; pull out [to extract a tooth, to extract a promise from someone] 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Extract — Ex tract , n. 1. That which is extracted or drawn out. [1913 Webster] 2. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation. [1913 Webster] 3. A decoction, solution, or infusion made by dissolving out from any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • extract — vb extort, elicit, *educe, evoke Analogous words: draw, *pull, drag: *demand, require, exact: obtain, procure, gain, win, acquire, *get extract n Extract, excerpt denote a passage transcribed or quoted from a book or document …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Extract — Extract, beinahe gleichbedeutend mit Essenz (s. d.) ist der Auszug irgend eines gewürzhaften oder andern Pflanzenstoffes. Er unterscheidet sich von letzterer nur dadurch, daß diese immer weinig oder geistig ist, während der Extract auch mit… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • extract — [n] something condensed from whole abstract, citation, clipping, concentrate, cutting, decoction, distillate, distillation, elicitation, essence, excerpt, infusion, juice*, passage, quotation, selection; concepts 270,835 Ant. insertion extract… …   New thesaurus

  • extract — ex·tract / ek ˌstrakt/ n: a certified copy of a document that forms part of or is preserved in a public record Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. extract …   Law dictionary

  • Extract — (v. lat. Extractum), 1) Auszug; 2) Gemisch verschiedener Körper, welches bei der Behandlung bes. von Pflanzen u. Thierstoffen mit indifferenten, flüchtigen Lösungsmitteln u. durch vollständiges od. theilweises Verdunsten des Lösungsmittels[46]… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Extract — Extract, lat., Auszug, in der Pharmacie Pflanzensäfte, die durch Abdampfen eingedickt sind …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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