Associations to the word «Extract»

Pictures for the word «Extract»


EXTRACT, noun. That which is extracted or drawn out.
EXTRACT, noun. A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
EXTRACT, noun. 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.
EXTRACT, noun. A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.
EXTRACT, noun. (obsolete) A peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.
EXTRACT, noun. Ancestry; descent.
EXTRACT, noun. A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.
EXTRACT, verb. (transitive) To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.
EXTRACT, verb. (transitive) To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process. Compare abstract (transitive verb).
EXTRACT, verb. (transitive) To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
EXTRACT, verb. (transitive) (arithmetic) To determine (a root of a number).
EXTRACT THE MICHAEL, verb. (UK) (slang) (humorous) facetious alteration of take the mickey
EXTRACT THE URINE, verb. (idiomatic) (jocular) to mock, make fun of something

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche