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A short passage taken from a text, film, or piece of music
“For the sake of fairness, here is a short extract from one of the letters I received from Dan today.”
A preparation containing the active ingredient of a substance in concentrated form
“However, this method lacks both selectivity and sensitivity and measurements of quinones require concentration of the extract and removal of substances that strongly absorb ultraviolet light.”
Remove or take out, especially by effort or force
“The simplest way to deal with the problem is to extract the software, remove the old binary, then build anew.”
Select a quotation
“To allow full-text retrieval ability, the system should be able to extract text from the transformed file.”
To take by selection
“When one attempts to extract something meaningful from this passage, one faces an uphill struggle, yet this is by no means an isolated example of such wilful obfuscation and hyperbole.”
“During criminal investigation police frequently resort to torture to extract information from suspects while they are in their custody.”
“The five-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon generates spent fuel rods laced with plutonium, but they must be removed and reprocessed to extract the plutonium for use in a nuclear weapon.”
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