Meaning of EXTRACT in English


v. & n.

1. remove or take out, esp. by effort or force (anything firmly rooted).

2 obtain (money, an admission, etc.) with difficulty or against a person's will.

3 obtain (a natural resource) from the earth.

4 select or reproduce for quotation or performance (a passage of writing, music, etc.).

5 obtain (juice etc.) by suction, pressure, distillation, etc.

6 derive (pleasure etc.).

7 Math. find (the root of a number).

8 archaic deduce (a principle etc.).


1. a short passage taken from a book, piece of music, etc.; an excerpt.

2 a preparation containing the active principle of a substance in concentrated form (malt extract).


extractable adj. extractability n.

Etymology: L extrahere extract- (as EX-(1), trahere draw)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.