Meaning of EXTRACT in English


■ verb ɪk'strakt , ɛk-

1》 remove, especially by effort or force.

↘obtain (money, information, etc.) from someone unwilling to give it.

2》 obtain (a substance) from something by a special method.

3》 select (a passage from a text, film, or piece of music) for quotation, performance, or reproduction.

↘derive (an idea) from a situation or source.

4》 Mathematics calculate (a root of a number).

■ noun 'ɛkstrakt

1》 a short passage taken from a text, film, or piece of music.

2》 a preparation containing the active ingredient of a substance in concentrated form: vanilla ~.


~ability noun

~able adjective

~ive adjective


ME: from L. ~- , extrahere 'draw out'.

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