verb (used with object)
- to determine (the root of a quantity that has a single root).
- to determine (a root of a quantity that has multiple roots).
Origin of extract
Synonyms for extract
Related Words for extractjuice, excerpt, quotation, cull, extort, derive, distill, separate, wrest, exact, glean, reap, obtain, pluck, siphon, pry, elicit, extricate, withdraw, squeeze
Examples from the Web for extract
Contemporary Examples of extract
Humanitarian organizations had already pulled out, and French troops rushed in to extract the 15 foreigners left in the city.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
The scientists were able to extract sufficient DNA from the roots, and they did indeed find the virus fossils.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.
October 20, 2014
The procedure they undergo to extract eggs is intense and invasive and there are no sexual kicks involved.Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
September 20, 2014
Sophia pays the $20,000 or more necessary to extract and freeze a large number of her eggs.‘Designer’ Babies Are Only for the Rich
July 7, 2014
So the advantages of being able to extract and store the most energy out of the minimum of calories far outweighed any risks.How Famines Make Future Generations Fat
May 11, 2014
Historical Examples of extract
Long and slow boiling is necessary to extract the strength from the meat.
Extract the meat from the shell, and cut it into small pieces.
When it is cold break it up, and extract all the flesh from the shell.
Lay the lemon-rind in scalding water, to extract the bitterness.
Extract all the stones, and spread out the plums on large dishes.
verb (ɪkˈstrækt) (tr)
Word Origin for extract
mid-15c., from Late Latin extractum, noun use of neuter past participle of extrahere "to draw out" (see extract (v.)).