Definition of "extracting" []

  • To withdraw, pull out, or uproot by force (verb)
  • To remove or separate (verb)
  • To derive (pleasure, information, etc) from some source or situation (verb)
  • To deduce or develop (a doctrine, policy, etc) (verb)
  • To extort (money, etc) (verb)
  • To obtain (a substance) from a mixture or material by a chemical or physical process, such as digestion, distillation, the action of a solvent, or mechanical separation (verb)
  • To cut out or copy out (an article, passage, quotation, etc) from a publication (verb)
  • To determine the value of (the root of a number) (verb)
  • Something extracted, such as a part or passage from a book, speech, etc (noun)
  • A preparation containing the active principle or concentrated essence of a material (noun)
  • A solution of plant or animal tissue containing the active principle (noun)
  • Present participle of extract. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "extracting" in a sentence
  • "There is no evidence that it is effective in extracting information more reliably than other interrogation techniques."
  • "On the other hand, organs specialized in extracting oxygen have evolved."
  • "No tissues or cells specialized in extracting oxygen from water or air have evolved."