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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

to get an advantage or good thing from a situation

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: to get an advantage or good thing from a situation. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: a substance obtained from something by using a special process.

Usage examples (41)
  • The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.
  • Verb (used with object) : to extract a tooth. ,He extracted a completely personal meaning from what was said. ,He extracted satisfaction from the...
  • Noun : vanilla extract. ,beef extract
  • The first half of this extract is a response to the initial question on dreams, basically: for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''extract" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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