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English definition of “extricate”

extricate

verb [T]     /ˈek.strɪ.keɪt/ formal
to remove something or set something free with difficulty: It took hours to extricate the car from the sand. I tried to extricate myself from the situation.Removing and extractingSeparating and dividing extrication     /ˌek.strɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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