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English noun: extract

1. extract (substance) a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)


Synonymsinfusion


Broader (hypernym)solution


Narrower (hyponym)beef tea, black catechu, Bovril, catechu, pancreatin

2. extract (communication) a passage selected from a larger work


SamplesHe presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings.


Synonymsexcerpt, excerption, selection


Broader (hypernym)passage


Narrower (hyponym)analecta, analects, chrestomathy, citation, clipping, cut, cutting, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, quotation, quote, track


Instance hyponymHaftarah, Haftorah, Haphtarah, Haphtorah


English verb: extract

1. extract (contact) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense


SamplesPull weeds.
Extract a bad tooth.
Take out a splinter.
Extract information from the telegram.


Synonymsdraw out, pull, pull out, pull up, take out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)demodulate, squeeze out, thread, wring out


Verb groupdraw, get out, pull, pull out, take out

2. extract (possession) get despite difficulties or obstacles


SamplesI extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)obtain

3. extract (creation) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)


SamplesWe drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant.


Synonymsdraw out, educe, elicit, evoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see

4. extract (change) extract by the process of distillation


SamplesDistill the essence of this compound.


Synonymsdistil, distill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)moonshine


Verb groupdistil, distill


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

5. extract (contact) separate (a metal) from an ore


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)separate


Domain categoryexcavation, mining

6. extract (contact) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action


SamplesItalians express coffee rather than filter it.


Synonymsexpress, press out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)ream

7. extract (cognition) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy


Synonymsexcerpt, take out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

8. extract (cognition) calculate the root of a number


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths









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