Definitions of extract

  1. 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.
  2. To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
  3. To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
  4. To draw from a substance; to draw or pull out; to select.
  5. To draw out by force or otherwise; to choose out or select; to find out; to distil.
  6. To draw out; select; take out.
  7. To draw or pull out; obtain; select; quote.
  8. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
  9. get despite difficulties or obstacles; " I extracted a promise from the Dean for two ne positions"
  10. calculate the root of a number
  11. separate ( a metal) from an ore
  12. To draw out by foree; to draw out, as the spirit or essence of a thing, by heat, distillation, or otherwise; to take out or select a part from, as a passage from a book or writing. To extract the root, to find the root of a number or quantity.
  13. To draw out; to take out or from; to select.
  14. a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance ( usually in water)
  15. That which is extracted or drawn out.
  16. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.
  17. 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.
  18. Extraction; descent.
  19. 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.
  20. A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; - called also the extractive principle.
  21. An essential drawn out by heat or some chemical process; a quotation.
  22. Anything drawn from a substance by heat, distillation, etc., as an essence; a passage taken from a book or writing.
  23. Anything drawn from a substance, as by heat, & c.; passage taken from a book or writing.
  24. Something extracted, as by distillation.
  25. A selection, as from a book.
  26. That which is extracted; a passage taken from a book or writing; anything drawn from a substance, as an essence, by heat, distillation, & c.; a peenlisr substance supposed to form the active principle of the vegetable in which it occurs.
  27. That which is drawn out or from something else; a selection, as from a book; a tincture; a decoction.
  28. Extractable.