extract

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Extract is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Noun[change]

Singular
extract

Plural
extracts

  1. (countable & uncountable) An extract is something that has been taken out of something else, usually something that it was part of.
    Just because a cream contains plant extracts doesn't mean it's good for your skin.
    I'll read a short extract from his speech.
    Many scientists were interested in other tissue extracts.

Verb[change]

Plain form
extract

Third-person singular
extracts

Past tense
extracted

Past participle
extracted

Present participle
extracting

  1. (transitive) If you extract something, you take it out of something else.
    Computers are becoming more useful in helping us extract useful information from the data.
    The dentist will have to extract two of my teeth.
    The roots of the plant extract water from the earth.

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