Definitions English

  • To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort: extract a wisdom tooth; used tweezers to extract the splinter.
  • To obtain despite resistance: extract a promise.
  • To obtain from a substance by chemical or mechanical action, as by pressure, distillation, or evaporation.
  • To remove for separate consideration or publication; excerpt.
  • To derive or obtain (information, for example) from a source.
  • To deduce (a principle or doctrine); construe (a meaning).
  • To derive (pleasure or comfort) from an experience.
  • Mathematics To determine or calculate (the root of a number).
  • Something extracted, especially:
  • A passage from a literary work; an excerpt.
  • A concentrated preparation of the essential constituents of a food, flavoring, or other substance; a concentrate: maple extract.