April 25, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
extract /ɪkˈstrækt/ verb

extracts; extracted; extracting

The woman is having a tooth extracted.
The woman is having a tooth extracted.
Learner's definition of EXTRACT

[+ object]

1 : to remove (something) by pulling it out or cutting it out

  • He extracted a credit card from his wallet.

  • I had to have a tooth extracted.

  • The tumor was surgically extracted.

2 a : to get (information, a response, etc.) from someone who does not want to give it

  • We finally extracted a confession from him.

  • extract a promise

b : to get (something, such as information) from something

  • Investigators were able to extract useful information from the company's financial records.

  • They are hoping to extract new insights from the test results.

3 : to get (a substance) from something by the use of a machine or chemicals

  • The machines extract the juice from the apples.

  • oil extracted from sunflower seeds

  • venom extracted from poisonous snakes

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