Definition of Extricate

1. Verb. Release from entanglement of difficulty. "I cannot extricate myself from this task"

Exact synonyms: Disencumber, Disentangle, Untangle
Generic synonyms: Disengage, Free
Derivative terms: Disentanglement, Extrication, Untangling



Definition of Extricate

1. v. t. To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc.

Definition of Extricate

1. Verb. (transitive) To free, disengage, loosen, or untangle. ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To free from intricacies or perplexity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extricate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extricate

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extremitas uterina ovarii
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extremophile
extremophiles
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extremotolerant
extremum
extremums
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extricate (current term)
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Literary usage of Extricate

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1. Eight Years in Canada: Embracing a Review of the Administrations of Lords by Richardson (John), Major Richardson, John Richardson, Richardson, John, 1796-1852 (1847)
"Here was a perplexity, and what was to be done to extricate the endangered culinary and other domestic household goods ? Pots and kettles and frying-pans ..."

2. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"Mr. Seddon's Bait of Flattery.—Sufferings of the Garrison of Vicksburg.—Johnston's Attempt to extricate them.—Proposed Diversion in the Trans-Mississippi. ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... from which it was not perhaps in the power of medicine to extricate her. Her beauty too, the fatal ..."

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