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  • v. Present participle of extract.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Drawing or taking out.
  • Distracting; absorbing.


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  • There is no evidence that it is effective in extracting information more reliably than other interrogation techniques.

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  • On the other hand, organs specialized in extracting oxygen have evolved.

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  • No tissues or cells specialized in extracting oxygen from water or air have evolved.

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  • Not to mention that any hint of condensation will begin extracting the coffee from the beans.

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  • If producers succeed in extracting gas from shale, they will need pipelines, processing plants and storage facilities.

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  • Gas fields are less sought-after than oil fields because the process of gas extracting is more difficult, with crude being easier to market and transport, according to petroleum industry analysts.

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  • Rescuers plan to begin extracting the miners in a capsule, dubbed the Phoenix, possibly as soon as next week, depending upon progress drillers make boring a shaft to the chambers inhabited by the 33 men.

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  • Where a helpful Pakistani guy assisted me in extracting the old, dead battery from my car - a considerable effort which had eluded me for hours and eventually involved smacking it with a wrench and cracking one of the metal tabs.


  • This case reminds practitioners to be thorough in extracting pertinent information from their clients before giving advice about Trust distributions.

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  • The panel that denied his parole was plainly more interested in extracting a tearful apology from Latimer than it was in performing its proper function.

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