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Definition of extract noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] extract (from something) a short passage from a book, piece of music, etc. that gives you an idea of what the whole thing is like The following extract is taken from her new novel.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a substance that has been obtained from something else using a particular process moisturizer containing natural plant extracts vanilla extract see also essence
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: extract

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