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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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Etymology

Pronunciation

  • enPR: (noun): ĕks'trăkt, IPA: /ˈɛkstrækt/, SAMPA: /"Ekstr{kt/
  • enPR: (verb): ĭkstrăkt', IPA: /ɪksˈtrækt/, SAMPA: /Iks"tr{kt/
    Rhymes: -ækt

Noun

Singular
extract

Plural
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extract ({{{1}}})
  1. That which is extracted or drawn out.
  2. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.
  3. A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.
  4. A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.
  5. A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.
  6. Extraction; descent.
  7. A draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution.

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Verb

Infinitive
to extract

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to extract (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.
  2. (transitive) To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
  3. (transitive) To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To determine (a root of a number).
    Please extract the third root of 27.

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