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ˈɛk strɪˌkeɪtex·tri·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extricate, untangle, disentangle, disencumber(verb)

    release from entanglement of difficulty

    "I cannot extricate myself from this task"


  1. extricate(Verb)

    To free, disengage, loosen, or untangle.

  2. extricate(Verb)

    To free from intricacies or perplexity

  3. Origin: From extricatus, past participle of extrico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extricate(verb)

    to free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc

  2. Extricate(verb)

    to cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture


  1. Extricate

    Extricate is a 1990 album by post-punk band The Fall. It was made immediately after bandleader Mark E. Smith divorced guitarist Brix Smith. Brix's departure helped define the sound of this album: her background vocals and relatively pop-oriented guitar, which had become mainstays of The Fall, are noticeably absent in this release. In one of the more unusual events in the group's career, she was replaced by founding former member Martin Bramah, who had previously left the group in 1979 to form his own group Blue Orchids. Lead-off single "Telephone Thing" could have been seen as a nod to the Manchester scene of the time as the sound is quite similar to the dance-influenced music that was being released by Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses in 1989. However, its origins were in Smith's previous collaboration with Coldcut on their track "I'm In Deep", which, in turn, led to Coldcut producing the track and "Black Monk Theme Part II", one of two tracks by 60s garage band The Monks to be covered on the album. Elsewhere, Bramah, appearing on his first Fall album since Live at the Witch Trials adds a distinctly raw, even rockabilly sound to some of the songs. However, the album's best known track was one of the least typical of the group's catalogue; "Bill Is Dead", a slow-paced tender love song, topped John Peel's Festive Fifty that year, the only occasion in the DJ's lifetime when his favourite band would do so. Although originally conceived by Smith and Craig Scanlon as a parody of The Smiths, Smith changed lyrical tack when he decided Scanlon's music deserved better, delivering a highly personal lyric. However, at Smith's insistence, it was not released as a single.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extricate

    eks′tri-kāt, v.t. to free from hinderances or perplexities: to disentangle: to set free.—adj. Ex′tricable.—n. Extricā′tion, disentanglement: act of setting free. [L. extricāre, -ātumex, out, tricæ, hinderances.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extricate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extricate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of extricate in a Sentence

  1. Steven Lamm:

    By fainting or nearly fainting, your mind is trying to extricate yourself-as in flee-from the situation.

  2. Mary Maguire:

    It was a fire on the roof, involving the roof, roofing materials and construction materials. Workers who were on the roof when the fire broke out were able to extricate themselves safely, the call came in at about 10:12 a.m..

  3. David Sandberg:

    The story doesn't have to be all the details. But there should be nothing that would be considered a lie in retrospect, it could be a partial story. It could be less technical. But it has to be based in truth. Because once you go down the road of telling a non-truth, then it's very difficult to extricate yourself from that.

  4. Lloyd Garrison:

    On this subject I do not which to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No No Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest I will not equivocate I will not retreat a single inch and I will be heard.

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