Sunday, June 04, 2006
extricate transitive verb [EK-struh-kayt] To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.
Definitions for extricate
- To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for extricate
Sean introduced himself and then extricated his hand from Ronan's persistent grasp in order to show him the photo.
Ultimately they extricated Ned by lifting up the whole table-and-chair structure, thus allowing him to fall out onto the floor.
Origin of extricate
Extricate comes from Latin extricare, "to disentangle, to extricate," from ex-, "out" + tricae, "trifles, impediments, perplexities."