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verb [transitive] extract pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈstrækt/
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I/you/we/theyextract
he/she/itextracts
present participleextracting
past tenseextracted
past participleextracted
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  1. 1
    formal to remove something from a particular place
    He opened a drawer and extracted a file.
    1. a.
      to remove a substance from another substance
      The pulp was crushed to extract the juice.
      extract something from something: a method of extracting sulphur from copper ore
  2. 2
    to get something from someone who does not want to give it to you
    The army uses force to extract confessions.
    extract something from someone: It is not easy to extract information from the Minister.
    extract a promise/concession: She managed to extract a promise of support from her employers.
    1. a.
      to get the exact information that you need from a lot of information that you have
      extract something from something: Our data is extracted from the project records.

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