Part of speech: verb

To draw or pull out; obtain; select; quote.

Part of speech: noun

Something extracted, as by distillation.

Part of speech: noun

A selection, as from a book.

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Usage examples "extract":

  1. In regard to this accomplishment of playing on one string, a critic said: " To effect so much on a single string is truly wonderful; nevertheless any good player can extract more from two than from one. - "Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday", Henry C. Lahee.
  2. " Here it is," he said, and promptly read out an extract from the letter. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
  3. Extract from Observations written in Pennsylvania in 1751. 2.- When families can be easily supported, more persons marry, and earlier in life. - "Christmas Stories", Edward Berens.