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extricate

[ ek-stri-keyt ]
/ 藞蓻k str瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路tri路cat路ed, ex路tri路cat路ing.
to free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
to liberate (gas) from combination, as in a chemical process.
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Origin of extricate

First recorded in 1605鈥15; from Latin extric膩tus (past participle of extric膩re ), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + tric(ae) 鈥減erplexities鈥 + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM extricate

ex路tri路ca路tion [ek-stri-key-shuhn], /藢蓻k str瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounun路ex路tri路cat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for extricate

extricate
/ (藞蓻kstr瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to remove or free from complication, hindrance, or difficulty; disentangle

Derived forms of extricate

extricable, adjectiveextrication, noun

Word Origin for extricate

C17: from Latin extr墨c膩re to disentangle, from ex- 1 + tr墨cae trifles, vexations

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