From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextractex‧tract1 /ɪkˈstrækt/ ●●○AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1REMOVE formal to remove an object from somewhere, especially with difficulty syn pull out 🔊 You’ll have to have that tooth extracted.extract something from something 🔊 He extracted an envelope from his inside pocket.2REMOVEto carefully remove a substance from something which contains it, using a machine, chemical process etcextract something from something 🔊 Oils are extracted from the plants.3FIND OUTto get something which you want from someone, such as information, money, help etc, especially when they do not want to give it to youextract something from somebody 🔊 She had extracted a promise from him. 🔊 They used torture to extract information about their families.4to take information or a short piece of writing from a book 🔊 We need to extract the relevant financial data.5to get an advantage or good thing from a situationextract something from something 🔊 They aim to extract the maximum political benefit from the Games.→ See Verb table
extractex‧tract2 /ˈekstrækt/ ●●○AWL noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable]APART a short piece of writing, music etc taken from a particular book, piece of music etc syn excerptextract from 🔊 I’ve only seen short extracts from the film.2[countable, uncountable]DFN a substance obtained from something by using a special processvanilla/malt/plant etc extract 🔊 Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract.
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extract• In the following extract, Jones presents the arguments in favour of nuclear power.• The wines of Bergères-les-Vertus are firm and fruity, with good extract and finebalance and well deserving of greater recognition.• The book contains previously unpublished material, including extracts from diaries, letters and tapedinterviews.• There's plenty of choice as cosmetics made with naturalextractsabound.• I think your subconscious decided to provide you with a sort of extract from the main story.• The controversy has led other law enforcementagencies to take another look at the chilepepperextract.• But he can't discuss what the extractsreveal.• There are two other points in this extract, sentences 4 and 10, where adverbialclausesoccur in sentence-initial position.• This treat he produced by mashing a sweetpotato to pulp and adding sugar, vanillaextract, and evaporatedmilk.• vanilla extractextract from• an extract from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"vanilla/malt/plant etc extract• Add vanilla extract and beat until mixturethickens and loses its gloss.• In a large bowl, combineeggs, milk, vanilla extract and salt until well blended.• And there are still more plant extracts in the superbPurifying Plant Mask!• Each preparation is a blend of fruit, flower, herb or plant extracts.• This treat he produced by mashing a sweet potato to pulp and adding sugar, vanilla extract, and evaporated milk.• Some have tried to appear natural by mixing these chemicals with plant extracts.• So Clarins created Eye ContourGel with plant extracts from camomile, cornflower, marigold, soothingmallow and astringentwitch-hazel.From Longman Business Dictionaryextractex‧tract1 /ɪkˈstrækt/ verb [transitive]1MANUFACTURINGto remove RAW MATERIALs, such as gold or oil, from a place, for example the sea or the ground, so that they can be sold or used in an industrial or manufacturing processThe landowner has appealed for planning permission to extract the peat.The three most heavily taxed commodities are alcohol, tobacco, and the oil being extracted from the North Sea.2MANUFACTURINGto separate a substance or chemical from RAW MATERIALsThe roots are crushed in the local sugar factory to extract the sugary juice.Cocoa butter and cocoa powder are extracted from the beans.3to get information or facts from a piece of writing or set of figuresThe software extracts data directly from the accounting system.He would not leave until he’d extracted every detail.4to get information or an agreement from someone, although it is difficult to do soThe full employment of the 1950s gave trade unions the power to extract better terms and conditions from employers.→ See Verb tableextractex‧tract2 /ˈekstrækt/ noun [countable]1a small part of a piece of writing, music, or a filmextract froman extract from a memorandum to a US delegate2a substance or chemical which has been removed from RAW MATERIALsvanilla extract