verb (used with object), ex·tri·cat·ed, ex·tri·cat·ing.
- extrinsic allergic alveolitis,
- extrinsic eye muscle,
- extrinsic factor
Origin of extricate
Examples from the Web for extricate
To extricate himself, he surrendered to the government the management of, and revenues from, most of his property.
This week, Merkel ominously said she expects it will take Europe another decade to extricate itself from the crisis.
George W. Bush set the trap just over nine years ago, and the Democrats are still trying to extricate themselves.
A bit more urgent is how to extricate ourselves from this stinker of a GECSTGD.
From another corner he tried to extricate a half-sovereign, but it would not come, the knot was too tight.Thereby Hangs a Tale|George Manville Fenn
Binnie was leading, and was hit in the shoulder when trying to extricate two of his patrol from a cloud of enemies.Sixty Squadron R.A.F.|Group-Captain A. J. L. Scott
To extricate himself from the coils of the wire was a slow and painful task.The Master Mystery|Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
In passing a clump of rosebushes Tom stopped to extricate a fragment of silk from the thorns.A Noble Woman|Ann S. Stephens
I managed to extricate myself and, dry land being near, he got up without damage.Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life in India|W. S. R. Hodson
Word Origin for extricate
1610s, from Latin extricatus, past participle of extricare "disentangle," perhaps from ex- "out of" + tricae (plural) "perplexities, hindrances," of unknown origin. Related: Extricated; extricating.