extract

Definitions:

  • To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort.
  • To obtain despite resistance.
  • To obtain from a substance by chemical or mechanical action, as by pressure, distillation, or evaporation.
  • To remove for separate consideration or publication; excerpt.
  • None
  • To derive or obtain (information, for example) from a source.
  • To deduce (a principle or doctrine); construe (a meaning).
  • To derive (pleasure or comfort) from an experience.
  • To determine or calculate (the root of a number).
  • Something extracted, especially.
  • A passage from a literary work; an excerpt.
  • A concentrated preparation of the essential constituents of a food, flavoring, or other substance; a concentrate.
  • To draw out; withdraw; take or get out; pull out or remove from a fixed position, literally or figuratively.
  • To separate or eliminate, as a constituent part from the whole, as by distillation or heat, or other chemical or physical means: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="extract">extract</internalXref> spirit from cane-juice, or salt from sea-water.
  • Hence Figuratively, to obtain as if by distillation or chemical action; draw or bring out by some process: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="extract">extract</internalXref> pleasure from a quiet life; to <em>extract</em> instruction from adversity.
  • To pick out or select; segregate, as from a collection, or from a book or writing.
  • That which is extracted or drawn out.
  • Anything drawn from a substance by distillation, heat, solution, or other chemical or physical process, as an essence or tincture.
  • Hence A concentration of the principles or elements of anything; a condensed embodiment or representation.
  • In <em>chem.</em>, a peculiar principle once supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts. Also called the <em>extractive principle.</em>
  • In <em>lit.</em>, a passage taken from a book or writing; an excerpt; a citation; a quotation.
  • Extraction; descent; origin.
  • In <em>Scots law</em>, a copy, authenticated by the proper officer, of a deed, writing, or other entry, the principal of which is in a public record, or a transcript of which taken from the principal has been preserved in a public record.
  • Shoddy or loose wool fiber, obtained by tearing apart old cloth, from which the cotton or other vegetable fiber has been removed by means of acids and heat.
  • To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc..
  • To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process. Cf. <er>Abstract</er>, v. t., 6.
  • To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
  • to ascertain the root of a number or quantity.
  • That which is extracted or drawn out.
  • A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.
  • A decoction, solution, or infusion made by dissolving out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; ; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained.
  • A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an <ex>abstract</ex>. See <er>Abstract</er>, n., 4.
  • A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the <altname>extractive principle</altname>.
  • Extraction; descent.
  • A draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution.
  • a concentrated liquid preparation, containing a definite proportion of the active principles of a medicinal substance. At present a fluid gram of extract should represent a gram of the crude drug.
  • That which is extracted or drawn out.
  • A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
  • A <xref>decoction</xref>, solution, or <xref>infusion</xref> 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.
  • A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an <xref>abstract</xref>.
  • A peculiar <xref>principle</xref> (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the <xref>extractive principle</xref>.
  • <xref>Ancestry</xref>; descent.
  • A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.
  • 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.
  • To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Compare <xref>abstract</xref>, transitive verb.
  • To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
  • To determine (a root of a number).
  • get despite difficulties or obstacles
  • take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
  • remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
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