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Definition of "extrication" [ex•tri•ca•tion]

  • The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement. (noun)
  • Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery (noun)
  • The act of sending out or evolving. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "extrication" in a sentence
  • "The rest were concerned with flooded basements, stuck elevators, rescue calls, and "extrication" - i.e., getting cats out of trees."
  • "And so the novel charts Polly’s slow, painful extrication from the suffocating coils of family happiness, or at least from the kind of picture-book happiness that she, and she alone, is expected to produce with unfailing perfection."
  • "'And her extrication is to be a certainty to me, that this has really happened?'"