| - Tim Lake |
“Extract” is usually a verb, but there is a noun too with a slightly different meaning. Let’s find out what they are.
The verb “extract” means to remove, take out or obtain, with effort or force.
+ Coal is extracted from deep inside the earth to burn as fuel.
+ I had my bad tooth extracted.
+ Cocoa butter is extracted from shelled and ground cocoa beans to make chocolate.
+ Dyes in all the colours of the rainbow can be extracted from herbs.
+ She extracted a promise from him to stop drinking.
+ They extracted overpriced rents from the residents.
+ He extracted money from old people by threatening them.
The noun “extract” means a short passage taken from a book, film or piece of music.
+ Today, we will play several extracts from Beethoven’s Violin Concertos.
+ She read an extract from Shakespeare at the wedding.
+ The book quoted several extracts from Marx.
+ Below is an extract from a conversation between a teacher and student.
The pronunciation is / ɛkˈstrakt /.
This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.
この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。