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extract (n):
a passage selected from a larger work
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he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
Related Words: excerpt
extract (n):
a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
extract (v):
extract by the process of distillation
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distill the essence of this compound
Related Words: distill
extract (v):
calculate the root of a number
extract (v):
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
Related Words: excerpt
extract (v):
remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
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pull weeds.
extract a bad tooth.
take out a splinter.
extract information from the telegram
extract (v):
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
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Italians express coffee rather than filter it
Related Words: express
extract (v):
separate (a metal) from an ore
extract (v):
get despite difficulties or obstacles
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I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions
extract (v):
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
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Man proposes, God disposes


Human beings can make any plans they want, but it's God that decides their success or failure.


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