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extract

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈekstrækt/
WRITING B2 a particular part of a book, poem, etc that is chosen so that it can be used in a discussion, article, etc: The teacher read out an extract from 'Brave New World'.Books and parts of books
SUBSTANCE a substance taken from a plant, flower, etc and used especially in food or medicine: pure vanilla extractAdditives in food and drinks
(Definition of extract noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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