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extractverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstrækt/
B2 to remove or take out something: They used to extract iron ore from this site. The oil which is extracted from olives is used for cooking. The tooth was eventually extracted. to make someone give you something when they do not want to: After much persuasion they managed to extract the information from him.
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uk   us   /ˈek.strækt/

extract noun (PLANT)

[C or U] a substance taken from a plant, flower, etc. and used especially in food or medicine: malt/yeast extract The cream contained extracts of/from several plants.
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extract noun (WRITING)

B2 [C] a particular part of a book, poem, etc. that is chosen so that it can be used in a discussion, article, etc.: They published an extract from his autobiography.
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