Dictionary Results for extracting


1. extract - verb

· remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"

Synonym(s): pull_out, pull, pull_up, take_out, draw_out, rip_out, tear_out

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




2. extract - verb

· get despite difficulties or obstacles; "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"

Hypernym(s): obtain




3. extract - verb

· deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

Synonym(s): educe, evoke, elicit, draw_out

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see




4. extract - verb

· extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"

Synonym(s): distill, distil

Hypernym(s): make, create




5. extract - verb

· separate (a metal) from an ore

Hypernym(s): separate




6. extract - verb

· obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

Synonym(s): press_out, express

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




7. extract - verb

· take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

Synonym(s): excerpt, take_out

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




8. extract - verb

· calculate the root of a number

Hypernym(s): calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work_out, reckon, figure





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