verb (used with object), extricated, extricating.
to free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
to liberate (gas) from combination, as in a chemical process.

1605–15; < Latin extricātus (past participle of extricāre), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + tric(ae) perplexities + -ātus -ate1

extrication, noun
nonextrication, noun
unextricated, adjective

1. loose, rescue, deliver, save, recover.
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extricate (ˈɛkstrɪˌkeɪt)
to remove or free from complication, hindrance, or difficulty; disentangle
[C17: from Latin extrīcāre to disentangle, from ex-1 + trīcae trifles, vexations]

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1610s, from L. extricatus, pp. of extricare "disentangle," from ex- "out of" + tricæ (pl.) "perplexities, hindrances," of unknown origin. Related: Extricable; extricated; extricating; extrication.
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Example sentences
To aid in the extrication, he had brought along a little gadget his station had recently acquired.
He never considered the possibility that water was expelled during the body's extrication from the vehicle.
The extrication took place while the engulfing flames moved in the direction of the elderly couple and the officers.
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