(Ex*tor"tion*a*ry) a. Extortionate.
(Ex*tor"tion*ate) a. Characterized by extortion; oppressive; hard.
(Ex*tor"tion*er) n. One who practices extortion.
(Ex*tor"tious) a. Extortionate. [Obs.] "Extortious cruelties." Bp. Hall Ex*tor"tious*ly, adv.
(||Ex"tra-) [L., fr. exter. See Exterior.] A Latin preposition, denoting beyond, outside of;
often used in composition as a prefix signifying outside of, beyond, besides, or in addition to what
is denoted by the word to which it is prefixed.
(Ex"tra), a. Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also,
extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay. "By working extra hours." H. Spencer.
(Ex"tra) n.; pl. Extras Something in addition to what is due, expected, or customary; something in
addition to the regular charge or compensation, or for which an additional charge is made; as, at European
hotels lights are extras. [Colloq.]
(Ex`tra*ar*tic"u*lar) a. (Anat.) Situated outside of a joint.
(Ex`tra*ax"il*lar Ex`tra*ax"il*la*ry) a. (Bot.) Growing outside of the axils; as, an extra-axillary
(Ex`tra*bran"chi*al) a. (Anat.) Outside of the branchial arches; said of the cartilages
thus placed in some fishes.
(Ex`tra*cap"su*lar) a. (Anat.) Situated outside of a capsule, esp. outside the capsular
ligament of a joint.
(Ex*tract") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Extracting.] [L. extractus, p. p. of
extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf. Estreat.]
1. To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as,
to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.
Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.
2. To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an
essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
Sunbeams may be extracted from cucumbers, but the process is tedious.
3. To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falsehoods.Swift. To extract the root (Math.), to ascertain the root of a number or quantity.
1. That which is extracted or drawn out.
2. A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.