Meaning of extract

Definition of extract

(noun) a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
(verb) remove, 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"
get despite difficulties or obstacles; "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"
separate (a metal) from an ore
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
calculate the root of a number

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