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Dictionary definition for: Extract

1. (n) a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

2. (v) draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds" "extract a bad tooth" "take out a splinter" "extract information from the telegram"

3. (n) a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James" philosophical writings"

4. (v) get despite difficulties or obstacles; "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two ne positions"

5. (v) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

6. (v) extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"

7. (v) separate (a metal) from an ore

8. (v) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

9. (v) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

10. (v) calculate the root of a number

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