from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
  • n. Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
  • n. The act of sending out or evolving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
  • n. The act of sending out or evolving.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of extricating, or the state of being extricated; a freeing from impediments or embarrassments; disentanglement.
  • n. The act or process of setting loose or free; an evolving: as, the extrication of heat or moisture from a substance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition


extricate +‎ -tion (Wiktionary)


  • The rest were concerned with flooded basements, stuck elevators, rescue calls, and "extrication" - i.e., getting cats out of trees.

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  • And so the novel charts Polly’s slow, painful extrication from the suffocating coils of family happiness, or at least from the kind of picture-book happiness that she, and she alone, is expected to produce with unfailing perfection.

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  • 'And her extrication is to be a certainty to me, that this has really happened?'

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  • In his incomparable recollection of the American "extrication" from Vietnam his word former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger writes that the promise of "Vietnamization" served to confirm Hanoi "in its course of waiting us out."

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  • He estimates that $40,000 in loose equipment will be needed for the truck, including hoses and hand tools such as extrication tools and breathing apparatuses. - SPORTS

  • But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy … She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own … she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.

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  • They all quickly cut to my awkward extrication from this clown car, but I could have cared less.

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  • Arab-Israeli peace will not stabilize Afghanistan or facilitate an extrication of U.S. forces from there.

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  • Another, Andrew Burnell, chief executive of City Health Care Partnership, Hull, formerly part of Hull primary care trust PCT, underlines the need for leaders to be resilient during a process of extrication which, for him, was "a drawn-out affair, difficult and at times challenging to one's sanity and patience".

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  • It just makes for a more interesting (read, challenging) extrication.

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