extricate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin extricatus, past participle of extricō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks.tɹɪ.keɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

extricate (third-person singular simple present extricates, present participle extricating, simple past and past participle extricated)

  1. (transitive) To free, disengage, loosen, or untangle.
    I finally managed to extricate myself from the tight jacket.
    The firemen had to use the jaws of life to extricate Monica from the car wreck.
  2. (rare) To free from intricacies or perplexity
    • 1662: Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      Your argumentation ... is invelloped with certain intricacies, that are not easie to be extricated.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

extrīcāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of extrīcō