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Definition of "extricate" []

  • To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To distinguish from something related. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extricate" in a sentence
  • "COOPER: But using the word extricate, does that mean that you think U.S. troops should be out?"
  • "However, we had the pleasure of seeing everything safe at camp in the evening, except three or four of our poorest horses, which being unable to extricate from the snow, we were obliged to abandon to their fate."
  • "The original story was the wife used the golf club to smash the window to "extricate" Woods from the car?"