Definition of extract oneself
: to remove oneself from a difficult situation He has been unable to extract himself from his legal difficulties.
Word by Word Definitions
: to draw forth (as by research)
: to pull or take out forcibly
: to obtain by much effort from someone unwilling
: a selection from a writing or discourse : excerpt
: a product (such as an essence or concentrate) prepared by extracting
: a solution (as in alcohol) of essential constituents of a complex material (such as meat or an aromatic plant)
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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