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Extract Definition

(verb)

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obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

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(verb)

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

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(noun)

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a passage selected from a larger work

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(noun)

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

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(verb)

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


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extract a bad tooth

extract information from the telegram

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(verb)

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deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

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(verb)

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extract by the process of distillation

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(verb)

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calculate the root of a number

(verb)

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get despite difficulties or obstacles


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I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions

(verb)

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separate (a metal) from an ore