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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Definitions for extricate

  1. To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.

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Citations for extricate
Sean introduced himself and then extricated his hand from Ronan's persistent grasp in order to show him the photo. Naeem Murr, The Boy
Ultimately they extricated Ned by lifting up the whole table-and-chair structure, thus allowing him to fall out onto the floor. Joan L. Richards, Angles of Reflection: Logic and a Mother's Love
Origin of extricate
1605-1615
Extricate comes from Latin extricare, "to disentangle, to extricate," from ex-, "out" + tricae, "trifles, impediments, perplexities."