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[n] a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
[n] a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
[v] extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"
[v] calculate the root of a number
[v] take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
[v] 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"
[v] obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
[v] separate (a metal) from an ore
[v] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
[v] get despite difficulties or obstacles; "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two ne positions"

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