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extract

[ verb ik-strakt or, especially for 5, ek-strakt; noun ek-strakt ]
/ verb ɪkˈstrækt or, especially for 5, ˈɛk strækt; noun ˈɛk strækt /
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verb (used with object)
noun
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Origin of extract

First recorded in 1475–1500; from Latin extractus (past participle of extrahere ). See ex-1, tract1

synonym study for extract

6. Extract, exact, extort, wrest imply using force to remove something. To extract is to draw forth something as by pulling, importuning, or the like: to extract a confession by torture. To exact is to impose a penalty, or to obtain by force or authority, something to which one lays claim: to exact payment. To extort is to wring something by intimidation or threats from an unwilling person: to extort money by threats of blackmail. To wrest is to take by force or violence in spite of active resistance: The courageous minority wrested power from their oppressors.

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British Dictionary definitions for extract

extract

verb (ɪkˈstrækt) (tr)
noun (ˈɛkstrækt)

Derived forms of extract

extractable, adjectiveextractability, noun

Word Origin for extract

C15: from Latin extractus drawn forth, from extrahere, from trahere to drag

usage for extract

Extract is sometimes wrongly used where extricate would be better: he will find it difficult extricating (not extracting) himself from this situation
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