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 for Extracting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extract \Ex*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extracted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Extracting.] [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to
     extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf.
     1. To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from
        a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to
        extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a
        splinter from the finger.
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              The bee
              Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet. --Milton.
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     2. To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other
        mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence.
        Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
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              Sunbeams may be extracted from cucumbers, but the
              process is tedious.
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     3. To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as
        a passage from a book.
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              I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few
              notorious falsehoods.                 --Swift.
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     To extract the root (Math.), to ascertain the root of a
        number or quantity.
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