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extractverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstrækt/
B2 to ​remove or take out something: They used to extract ​ironore from this ​site. The ​oil which is extracted fromolives 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 ​creamcontained extracts of/from several ​plants.
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extract noun (WRITING)

B2 [C] a ​particularpart 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.
(Definition of extract from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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extractverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈstrækt/
to ​remove or take out something: The ​dentist had to extract one of Miguel’s ​teeth.


extract noun (TEXT)

writing /ˈek·strækt/ [C] a ​smallpart of a ​book or other ​piece of writing that is ​publishedseparately: The ​newspaperprinted extracts from the ​courtdocuments.

extract noun (SUBSTANCE)

 us   /ˈek·strækt/ [C/U] a ​substanceremoved from another ​substance, often a ​food, and ​containing a ​basicquality or ​flavor: [U] vanilla extract
(Definition of extract from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"extract" in Business English

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extractverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstrækt/
NATURAL RESOURCES to ​remove a substance from the ​ground or from another substance: In this ​area brown coal is extracted in ​openpits.extract sth from sth Ethanol can be extracted from potatoes, switchgrass, garbage, and ​timberwaste.
to get something, such as ​information or ​money, from someone, especially when they do not want to give it: The ​proposedlaw would ​allowunions to extract ​fees from ​non-unionworkers for ​services that ​unionsprovide.extract a promise He ​managed to extract a promise from the ​board that his ​department would not be ​subject to ​cuts.
to get a ​piece of ​information from a ​book, ​document, ​computerfile, etc.: The ​website itself does not ​automatically extract any ​information from ​users or about ​userbehaviour.

extractnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈekstrækt/
a ​smallpart that has been taken from a ​book, ​document, ​computerfile, etc.: extract from sth In ​addition to its ​news, sport, and ​businesscoverage, the ​onlineversion of the ​paperincludes extracts from the ​weekendmagazine.
NATURAL RESOURCES a substance that has been got from another substance, using a particular ​process: medicinal ​plant extracts
(Definition of extract from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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