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extract1 of 2
usually in sense 5 ˈek-ˌstrakt
extracted; extracting; extracts
: to draw forth (as by research)
: to pull or take out forcibly
extracted a wisdom tooth
: to obtain by much effort from someone unwilling
extracted a confession
: to withdraw (something, such as a juice or a constituent element) by physical or chemical process
: to treat with a solvent so as to remove a soluble substance
: to separate (a metal) from an ore
: to determine (a mathematical root) by calculation
: to select (excerpts) and copy out or cite
extract2 of 2
: a product (such as an essence or concentrate) prepared by extracting
especially : a solution (as in alcohol) of essential constituents of a complex material (such as meat or an aromatic plant)
Verb He extracted a credit card from his wallet. I had to have a tooth extracted. The tumor was surgically extracted. We finally extracted a confession from him. Investigators were able to extract useful information from the company's financial records. They are hoping to extract new insights from the test results. The machines extract the juice from the apples. oil extracted from sunflower seeds venom extracted from poisonous snakes Noun The recipe calls for a tablespoon of vanilla extract. the anthology includes a long extract from the epic poem See More
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VerbThen, the Skinceautical purifying gel cleanser is applied to remove debris from pores with drying leaving skin refreshed and conditioned with is followed by a hydra facial (think vacuum on the skin) to extract dead skin sells and excess oils. —Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 2 Mar. 2023 The hottest stocks in the oil patch lately belong not to producers of energy but to some of the firms that provide equipment and services to extract oil and gas. —Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 Elba, ever watchable, makes for a nicely conflicted antihero, torn between toeing the line and using unconventional methods — such as threatening to tattoo the eyeball of a reluctant witness — to extract information. —Michael O'sullivan, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2023 For example, organizations ingesting large volumes of unstructured data but struggling to extract value may want to pursue a data lakehouse first. —Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 The claim misrepresents a 2021 study by a group of Chinese researchers who immunized hens with part of the coronavirus spike protein in order to extract antibodies from yolks in the hens’ eggs. —oregonlive, 11 Feb. 2023 Planetary Technologies intends to extract magnesium hydroxide out of the waste left behind by the old asbestos mine. —Yasmine Salam, NBC News, 11 Feb. 2023 Let this mixture sit for at least 10 minutes, to extract all that flavor before adding mayo. —ABC News, 10 Feb. 2023 Companies have deployed armies of lobbyists, lavished lawmakers with gifts and campaign cash and at times trotted out questionable data to extract favorable deals in state capitals. —Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2023
NounWhile zinc oxide is the leading active ingredient, its formula also features nourishing antioxidants such as calendula extract, known for its soothing qualities that prevent hyperpigmentation and fight signs of aging. —Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2023 The extract, which used to be called Methyl Anthranilate, is the same chemical used for providing grape flavor in foods. —Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2023 These delicious gummies are made with high-quality, full-spectrum hemp extract, which contains a wide range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes that work together to provide a powerful and effective dose of CBD. —Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2023 The lightweight formula is infused with soothing cocoa extract, fine-line-eliminating peptides, and rejuvenating vitamin D and vitamin F (a.k.a. fatty acids), the latter of which promotes a healthy skin barrier. —Allure, 3 Mar. 2023 Formulated with licorice water and extract (another K-beauty favorite ingredient) and caffeine, the cream helps brighten dark areas, tighten skin, and reduce puffiness. —Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 27 Feb. 2023 Enter these prebiotic sodas, which combine prebiotic ingredients—sources often include a fiber called inulin from agave, cassava root, and Jerusalem artichokes, as well as cranberry extract—with apple cider vinegar. —Karen Asp, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Feb. 2023 Irshinskiy likes formulas that have unrefined oil, or better yet, olive oil extract, which has even less weight to it and won’t make your strands feel dirty. —Danielle Blundell, Women's Health, 20 Feb. 2023 Kola nut extract and bisabolol soothe, while Vitamin E nourishes. —Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2023 See More
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