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
Examples from the Web for 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|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.|Michael Daly|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The procedure they undergo to extract eggs is intense and invasive and there are no sexual kicks involved.
Sophia pays the $20,000 or more necessary to extract and freeze a large number of her eggs.
So the advantages of being able to extract and store the most energy out of the minimum of calories far outweighed any risks.
In it he placed a long "Extract from my journal," written with care in his beautiful handwriting and bound with a tiny ribbon.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
The historians of literature scarcely deign to mention a few names, or the editors of selections to extract a few sonnets.
We might extract many ideas of similar, though none perhaps of equal, suggestiveness.August Comte and Positivism|John-Stuart Mill
He felt, as every one must feel who reads the extract I have made, that demands such as these must be preceded by a war.
In the extract given above, the name of our river first appears in type.The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts|George W. Holley