extract extract  /ɪk ˈstrækt/


  1. (n) a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  2. (n) a passage selected from a larger work
  3. (v) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
  4. (v) get despite difficulties or obstacles
  5. (v) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  6. (v) extract by the process of distillation
  7. (v) separate (a metal) from an ore
  8. (v) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
  9. (v) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
  10. (v) calculate the root of a number


  1. This extract he had reduced to powder then compressed into tablets.
  2. But the extract is not his invention.
  3. Furthermore, the video files aren't immediately accessible you must extract them using the included DVD-MovieAlbum, a clunky program with unintuitive menu options.


  1. The Myriad Decision Is Huge Because Genetic Medicine Is About to Explode

    You can't patent nature, that's clear in our patent law. Even when the bit of nature is so small and hard to extract that it took an enormous bout of scientific engineering to get at. Even when that bit of nature is extremely valuable.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  2. Naturex’s American Ginseng extract get Canadian approval for cognitive function claims

    The Canadian Ministry of Health has granted a Natural Health Product Number (NPN) to Naturex’s American Ginseng extract Cereboost for its benefits on cognitive function.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nutraingredients.com

  3. Saffron Extract Select Most Exciting Breakthrough in Today’s Weight Loss industry Now Offers 50% Discount on Purchase ...

    The Saffron Extract Select is the recently introduced weight loss supplement which has gained a significant popularity in a very short time period. Company offers 50% discount at http://www.healthcaresupplementz.com/buy-saffron-extract (PRWeb June 09, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/weightloss/saffronextractselect/prweb10814804.htm
    on June 9, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. In his first public comment on the financial market downturn, US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said that while the turmoil would "extract a penalty on the growth of the economy" both the markets and the US economy were "strong enough" to...
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: World Socialist Web Site

  2. "This report tried to extract America from its impasse but it also is a declaration of the Iranian people's victory against the great powers," Ahmadinejad said in a rally Wednesday in the western province of Illam, the ISNA student news agency...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: International Herald Tribune

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /