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English definition of “extract”

extract

verb [T]     /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.Mining and quarryingRemoving and extractingIndustrial processing to make someone give you something when they do not want to: After much persuasion they managed to extract the information from him.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
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