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extract meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of extract at MeaningMonkey.org. extract meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of extract (noun)

  1. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  2. a passage selected from a larger work


Definition of extract (verb)

  1. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
  2. get despite difficulties or obstacles
    • "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"
  3. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  4. extract by the process of distillation
  5. separate (a metal) from an ore
  6. obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
  7. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
  8. calculate the root of a number
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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