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1 : to remove (something) by pulling it out or cutting it out

He extracted a credit card from his wallet.

I had to have a tooth extracted.

The tumor was surgically extracted.


2 a : to get (information, a response, etc.) from someone who does not want to give it

We finally extracted a confession from him.

extract a promise


b : to get (something, such as information) from something

Investigators were able to extract useful information from the company's financial records.

They are hoping to extract new insights from the test results.


3 : to get (a substance) from something by the use of a machine or chemicals

The machines extract the juice from the apples.

oil extracted from sunflower seeds

venom extracted from poisonous snakes



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