• Something that is extracted or drawn out.
  • A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
  • A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue
  • Any substance extracted is such a way, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained
  • A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant (distinguished from an abstract).
  • A peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts.
  • Ancestry; descent.
  • A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.



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  • Borrowed from Latin extractum, neuter perfect passive participle of extrahō.

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