1. To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person
from debt, peril, etc.
We had now extricated ourselves from the various labyrinths and defiles.Eustace.
2. To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture.
Syn. To disentangle; disembarrass; disengage; relieve; evolve; set free; liberate.
1. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
2. The act of sending out or evolving.
(Ex*trin"sic) a. [L. extrinsecus; exter on the outside + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E.
second: cf. F. extrinsèque. See Exterior, Second.]
1. Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; opposed to intrinsic.
The extrinsic aids of education and of artificial culture.I. Taylor.
2. (Anat.) Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part; said of certain groups
of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.
(Ex*trin"sic*al) a. Extrinsic. Ex*trin"sic*al*ly adv.
(Ex*trin`si*cal"i*ty Ex*trin"sic*al*ness) n. The state or quality of being extrinsic.
(Ex*tro"i*tive) a. [L. extra on the outside + ire, itum, to go.] Seeking or going out after
external objects. [R.]
Their natures being almost wholly extroitive.Coleridge.
(Ex*tror"sal) a. (Bot.) Extrorse.
(Ex*trorse") a. [As if from an assumed L. extrorsus, for extroversus; extra on the outside +
vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. extrorse.] (Bot.) Facing outwards, or away from the axis of growth;
said esp. of anthers occupying the outer side of the filament.
(Ex`tro*ver"sion) n. [See Extrorse.] The condition of being turned wrong side out; as,
extroversion of the bladder. Dunglison.
(Ex*truct") v. t. [L. extructus, exstructus, p. p. of extruere, exstruere, to build up; ex out +
struere to build.] To construct. [Obs.] Byrom.
(Ex*truc"tion) n. [L. exstructio.] A building up; construction. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Ex*truct"ive) a. Constructive. [Obs.] Fulke.
(Ex*truct"or) n. [L.] A builder. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Ex*trude") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Extruding.] [L. extrudere, extrusum;
ex out + trudere to thrust, akin to E. threat. See Threat.] To thrust out; to force, press, or push out; to
expel; to drive off or away. "Parentheses thrown into notes or extruded to the margin." Coleridge.
(Ex*tru"sion) n. The act of thrusting or pushing out; a driving out; expulsion.