"extract" in the noun sense
1. infusion, extract
a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
2. excerpt, excerption, extract, selection
a passage selected from a larger work
"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
"extract" in the verb sense
1. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, rip out, tear out
remove, usually with some force or effort also used in an abstract sense
"extract a bad tooth"
"take out a splinter"
"extract information from the telegram"
get despite difficulties or obstacles
"I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"
3. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning
"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
4. distill, extract, distil
extract by the process of distillation
"distill the essence of this compound"
separate (a metal) from an ore
6. press out, express, extract
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
7. excerpt, extract, take out
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
calculate the root of a number
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