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  1. [noun] a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    Synonyms: infusion

  2. [noun] a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
    Synonyms: excerpt, selection

  3. [verb] draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
    Synonyms: pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out

  4. [verb] get despite difficulties or obstacles; "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two ne positions"

  5. [verb] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
    Synonyms: educe, evoke, elicit, draw out

  6. [verb] extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"
    Synonyms: distill, distil

  7. [verb] separate (a metal) from an ore

  8. [verb] obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
    Synonyms: press out, express

  9. [verb] take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    Synonyms: excerpt, take out

  10. [verb] calculate the root of a number


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