extract
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin extractus, past participle of extrahere, from ex- + trahere to draw Date: 15th century 1. a. to draw forth (as by research) <
extract data
>
b. to pull or take out forcibly <
extracted a wisdom tooth
>
c. to obtain by much effort from someone unwilling <
extracted a confession
>
2. a. to withdraw (as a juice or fraction) by physical or chemical process b. to treat with a solvent so as to remove a soluble substance 3. to separate (a metal) from an ore 4. to determine (a mathematical root) by calculation 5. to select (excerpts) and copy out or cite Synonyms: see educeextractability nounextractable adjective II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a selection from a writing or discourse ; excerpt 2. a product (as an essence or concentrate) prepared by extracting; especially a solution (as in alcohol) of essential constituents of a complex material (as meat or an aromatic plant)

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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

  • extract — EXTRÁCT, extracte, s.n. 1. (Ieşit din uz) Copie a unui act, scoasă dintr un registru (de stare civilă). 2. Substanţă sau amestec de substanţe chimice preparat prin concentrarea până la un anumit grad a produselor extrase din diferite materii… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Extract — Données clés Titre québécois Essence Titre original Extract Réalisation Mike Judge Scénario Mike Judge Acteurs principaux Jason Bateman …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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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