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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  bee  Sits  on  the  bloom  extracting  liquid  sweet. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  withdraw  by  expression,  distillation,  or  other 
  mechanical  or  chemical  process;  as  to  extract  an  essence. 
  Cf  {Abstract},  v.  t.,  6. 
 
  Sunbeams  may  be  extracted  from  cucumbers,  but  the 
  process  is  tedious. 
 
  3.  To  take  by  selection;  to  choose  out  to  cite  or  quote,  as 
  a  passage  from  a  book. 
 
  I  have  extracted  out  of  that  pamphlet  a  few 
  notorious  falsehoods.  --Swift. 
 
  {To  extract  the  root}  (Math.),  to  ascertain  the  root  of  a 
  number  or  quantity. 




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