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Meaning of “extract” - Learner’s Dictionary

extract

verb [T]     /ɪkˈstrækt/ formal
TAKE OUT B2 to take something out, especially using force: The dentist may decide to extract the tooth.Removing and extracting
GET MONEY/INFORMATION to get the money, information, etc that you want from someone who does not want to give it to you: They were not able to extract a confession from her.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of extract verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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