[ US /ˈɛkˌstɹækt, ɪkˈstɹækt/ ]
  1. get despite difficulties or obstacles
    I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions
  2. calculate the root of a number
  3. separate (a metal) from an ore
  4. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  5. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
  6. 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
    pull weeds
  7. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
    Italians express coffee rather than filter it
  8. extract by the process of distillation
    distill the essence of this compound
  1. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  2. a passage selected from a larger work
    he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
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How To Use extract In A Sentence

  • Zoophagous insects extract nutrients from a living animal host and represent a broad group of parasitic insects.
  • But a tiny, naturally-occurring steviol glycoside constituent (about two to four percent of a whole leaf) of the plant, called rebaudioside A (also known as reb A, rebiana, stevia extract), was passed into Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA in 2008. Pooja R. Mottl: Can Stevia Solve Our Obsession With Sweetness?
  • The young birds' mandibles begin to cross about two weeks after they fledge, and they learn to extract seeds soon after that.
  • A touch is all that is needed to lube delicate trigger mechanisms, firing pins, ejectors, extractors and springs.
  • I have downloaded MCU 8051. tar from sourceforge. i extracted the folder. i don't know how to install it in ubuntu, Can anyone who are using MCU 8051 help in installing it in Ubuntu LinuxQuestions.org
  • To the cold syrup add the extracted juice and mix by stirring.
  • The tropane alkaloids scopolamine and hyoscyamine were extracted and analysed from N. tabacum cultured hairy roots.
  • The extracts obtained were prefiltered through glass wool and sodium sulfate anhydride and filtered by column chromatography (clean-up performed using sodium sulfate anhydride and Celite 545).
  • OBJECTIVE : To optimize the extraction technique of moschus and formulate the preparation procedure for Shehuang - babu ji.
  • a Soxhlet, or similar extraction apparatus, and extract with alcohol for All About Coffee
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