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  • a passage selected from a larger work
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
  • a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  • calculate the root of a number
  • take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
  • obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
    • Italians express coffee rather than filter it
  • separate (a metal) from an ore
  • extract by the process of distillation
    • distill the essence of this compound
  • deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  • get despite difficulties or obstacles
    • I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions
  • 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
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