1400–50; late Middle English exacten
(v.) < Latin exāctus
(past participle of exigere
drive out, thrust out), equivalent to ex- ex-1
) to drive + -tus
past participle suffix
exactable, adjectiveexacter, exactor, nounexactness, nounnonexactable, adjectivepreexact, adjective, verb (used with object)quasi-exact, adjectivequasi-exactly, adverbunexacted, adjective
rigid, severe, unbending. 5.
methodical, careful, punctilious, demanding, scrupulous. 8.
wring. See extract