What does extract mean?
Definitions for extract
ɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk stræktex·tract
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a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
excerpt, excerption, extract, selectionverb
a passage selected from a larger work
"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw outverb
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"
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw outverb
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
distill, extract, distilverb
extract by the process of distillation
"distill the essence of this compound"
separate (a metal) from an ore
press out, express, extractverb
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
excerpt, extract, take outverb
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
calculate the root of a number
That which is extracted or drawn out.
A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.
A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.
A peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.
A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.
To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.
To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Compare abstract, transitive verb.
To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
To determine (a root of a number).
Please extract the third root of 27.
Etymology: From extractum, neuter perfect passive participle of extraho.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
In tinctures, if the superfluous spirit of wine be distilled off, it leaves at the bottom that thicker substance, which chymists call the extract of vegetables. Robert Boyle, Scept. Chym.
To dip our tongues in gall, to have nothing in our mouth but the extract and exhalation of our inward bitterness, is no great sensuality. Government of the Tongue, s. 10.
I will present a few extracts out of authors. William Camden, Rem.
Some books may be read by extracts made of them by others, but only in the less important arguments, and the meaner books; else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Francis Bacon, Essays, Civil and Moral.
Spend some hours everyday in reading, and making extracts, if your memory be weak. Jonathan Swift.
Etymology: extraho, extractum, Latin.
The drawing one metal or mineral out of another, we call extracting. Francis Bacon, Physical Remarks.
Out of the ashes of all plants they extract a salt which they use in medicines. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 645.
If the metallick or mineral matter is discoverable, it is so diffused and scattered amongst the crasser and more unprofitable matter, that it would never be possible to separate and extract it. John Woodward, Natural History.
Whom sunny Borney bears, are stor’d with streams
Egregious, rum and rice’s spirit extract. Phillips.
I now see
Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, myself
Before me: woman is her name, of man
Extracted. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii. l. 497.
These waters were extracted, and laid upon the surface of the ground. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
To see how this case is represented, I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falshoods. Jonathan Swift.
An extract is a substance made by extracting a part of a raw material, often by using a solvent such as ethanol, oil or water. Extracts may be sold as tinctures, absolutes or in powder form. The aromatic principles of many spices, nuts, herbs, fruits, etc., and some flowers, are marketed as extracts, among the best known of true extracts being almond, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemon, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, pistachio, rose, spearmint, vanilla, violet, rum, and wintergreen.
to draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger
to withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6
to take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book
that which is extracted or drawn out
a portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation
a decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark
a solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract. See Abstract, n., 4
a peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle
a draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution
Etymology: [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf. Estreat.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-trakt′, v.t. to draw out by force or otherwise: to choose out or select: to find out: to distil.—n. Ex′tract, anything drawn from a substance by heat, distillation, &c., as an essence: a passage taken from a book or writing.—adjs. Extract′able, Extract′ible; Extract′iform.—n. Extrac′tion, act of extracting: derivation from a stock or family: birth: lineage: that which is extracted.—adj. Extract′ive, tending or serving to extract.—n. an extract.—n. Extract′or, he who, or that which, extracts.—Extract the root of a quantity, to find its root by a mathematical process; Extractive matter, the soluble portions of any drug. [L. extrahĕre, extractum—ex, out, trahĕre, to draw.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'extract' in Nouns Frequency: #2310
Rank popularity for the word 'extract' in Verbs Frequency: #787
The numerical value of extract in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of extract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of extract in a Sentence
I was worried about him as there are obstacles to extract him out. Everyone knows that it is difficult to stay inside( the cave) but the officials are trying( to help him), i hope Chanin Viboonrungruang is still healthy and would come out soon. I want to send my support to Chanin Viboonrungruang. I don't have a chance to talk with Chanin Viboonrungruang.
Preliminary work to expose and extract the damaged section of pipe has begun and is expected to be complete by the end of the week.
That’s what differentiates Epidiolex from Charlotte’s Web or from hemp oil or other extracts of the marijuana plant that are available in places like Colorado, where medical marijuana is approved, they’re not using pharmaceutical-grade marijuana. You’re never really sure what you’re getting when you use an extract versus something that’s pharmaceutical.
The biggest outstanding question still remains -- what price North Korea want to extract from the United States.
If you create value, at some point you will be able to extract value.
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Translations for extract
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- извлечение, изваждам, вадя, извадка, извличам, екстрактBulgarian
- extreureCatalan, Valencian
- extrakt, extrahovat, vytáhnout, výtažekCzech
- Auszug, entziehen, ExtraktGerman
- εξάγω, υπολογίζω, απόσπασμαGreek
- extracto, pasaje, sacar, fragmento, extraerSpanish
- استخراج کردنPersian
- ote, uute, katkelma, laskea, lainata, lainaus, uutos, poistaa, siteerata, jauhe, poimia, [[vetää]] [[ulos]], syntyperä, määrittää, uuttaaFinnish
- עקר, חילץ, מיצהHebrew
- hīkaro, whakapūrero, whakapūreoMāori
- ekstrakt, utdrag, uttrekk, ekstrahereNorwegian
- extrair, extratoPortuguese
- extras, extract, extrageRomanian
- вы́тяжка, извлекать, извлече́ние, экстра́кт, вы́держка, извлечьRussian
- trích xuấtVietnamese
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