Extricate Ex"tri*cate ([e^]ks"tr[i^]*k[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extricated}([e^]ks"tr[i^]*k[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Extricating}([e^]ks"tr[i^]*k[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. extricatus, p. p. of extricare to extricate; ex out + tricae trifles, impediments, perplexities. Cf. {Intricate}.] 1. To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc. [1913 Webster]

We had now extricated ourselves from the various labyrinths and defiles. --Eustace. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture.

Syn: To disentangle; disembarrass; disengage; relieve; evolve; set free; liberate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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