Extract

Definition of Extract

Ex`tract´
v. t.1.To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.
[imp. & p. p. Extracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Extracting.]
The bee
Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.
- Milton.
2.To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
Sunbeams may be extracted from cucumbers, but the process is tedious.
3.To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falsehoods.
- Swift.
To extract the root
(Math.) to ascertain the root of a number or quantity.
n.1.That which is extracted or drawn out.
2.A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.
3.A decoction, solution, or infusion made by dissolving out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.
4.(Med.) A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; - distinguished from an abstract. See Abstract, n., 4.
5.(Old Chem.) A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; - called also the extractive principle.
6.Extraction; descent.
7.(Scots Law) A draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution.
Fluid extract
(Med.) a concentrated liquid preparation, containing a definite proportion of the active principles of a medicinal substance. At present a fluid gram of extract should represent a gram of the crude drug.

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