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Meaning of EXTRICATE

Pronunciation:  'ekstru`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  release from entanglement of difficulty; "i cannot extricate myself from this task"

EXTRICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: disencumber, disentangle, untangle
 See Also: disengage, free



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex"tri*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extricated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Extricating}.] [L. extricatus, p. p. of
extricare to extricate; ex out + tricae trifles, impediments,
perplexities. Cf. {Intricate}.]
1. To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to
   disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person
   from debt, peril, etc.

         We had now extricated ourselves from the various
         labyrinths and defiles.               --Eustance.

2. To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat
   or moisture.

Syn: To disentangle; disembarrass; disengage; relieve;
     evolve; set free; liberate.

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