Definition of Extrication

1. Noun. The act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition.

Definition of Extrication

1. n. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.

Definition of Extrication

1. Noun. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement. ¹

2. Noun. (context: public safety emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery ¹

3. Noun. The act of sending out or evolving. ¹

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Definition of Extrication

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Extrication

extrication (current term)
extrinsic allergic alveolitis
extrinsic asthma
extrinsic colour
extrinsic factor
extrinsic fraud
extrinsic incubation period
extrinsic motivation
extrinsic muscles
extrinsic pathway
extrinsic protein
extrinsic proteins

Literary usage of Extrication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"THE MODE OF extrication OF SILKWORM MOTHS FROM THEIR COCOONS ... have been able to find of the mode of extrication of the silkworm moths from their cocoons ..."

2. Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics by Thomas Thomson (1814)
"D • r n_- Between noon of the 1st June _ „.. . . Ran, fallen of ^ 2-041 mch«. C ARTICLE XIII. he extrication of Caloric during the Coagulation of the •od. ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"extrication of Burnaby and the other survivors of his little rearguard. on their flank from a fresh, strong, and organised force, the Russians, it seems, ..."

4. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage, and of a by John Ross (1835)
"... of tempestuous Weather, with Snow— Partial clearing of the Ice, and extrication from it—Discover the Island of Andrew Ross, Cape Margaret, Best Harbour, ..."

5. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1814)
"... relating to the extrication of caloric during the coagulation of the blood, which 1 have been accustomed to mention in my anatomical and physiological ..."

6. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"Character of his endings; interest of ' extrication '; poetic justice, romance, and the ' scheme' of averages. Exceptional endings; Bride of Lammermoor; ..."

7. Chemistry, Meteorology, and the Function of Digestion Considered with by William Prout (1834)
"What are the uses of the continual extrication of carbonic acid from living animals ; and could not a little superfluous carbon have been thrown off from ..."

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