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Definition of EXTRACT

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Extract \Ex"tract`\, n.
     1. That which is extracted or drawn out.
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     2. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation. [1913 Webster]

     3. A decoction, solution, or infusion made by dissolving 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. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Med.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Old Chem.) A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the {extractive principle}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

     6. Extraction; descent. [Obs.] --South.
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     7. (Scots Law) A draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution. --Tomlins. [1913 Webster]

     {Fluid extract} (Med.), 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. Extractable

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Extract \Ex*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extracting}.] [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, and cf. {Estreat}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              The bee
              Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. {Abstract}, v. t., 6. [1913 Webster]

              Sunbeams may be extracted from cucumbers, but the process is tedious. [1913 Webster]

     3. To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book. [1913 Webster]

              I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falsehoods.                 --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     {To extract the root} (Math.), to ascertain the root of a number or quantity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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