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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTRACT

Long and slow boiling is necessary to extract the strength from the meat.

Extract the meat from the shell, and cut it into small pieces.

When it is cold break it up, and extract all the flesh from the shell.

Lay the lemon-rind in scalding water, to extract the bitterness.

Extract all the stones, and spread out the plums on large dishes.

Pare them, and extract the cores without dividing the apple.

Then take them out, wipe them dry, cut them open, and extract the stones.

Flavour the icing with essence of lemon, or with extract of roses.

The following is an extract from the Temps of November 11, 1872.

He then had to take some very fine pincers to extract the hairs which had been forced in.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Latin extractus, past participle of extrahere "draw out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). Related: Extracted; extracting.

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