Definition of extract noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈekstrækt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstrækt//
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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 yeast extract face cream containing natural plant extracts (North American English) vanilla extract see also essence
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin extract- ‘drawn out’, from the verb extrahere, from ex- ‘out’ + trahere ‘draw’.Extra examples He read out a brief extract from his book. The extract is taken from a long essay. conditioners made from natural plant extracts extract of apricot The disc also includes an extract from one of his earlier operas.
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