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tr.v. ex·tri·cat·ed, ex·tri·cat·ing, ex·tri·cates
To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage.

[Latin extrīcāre, extrīcāt- : ex-, ex- + trīcae, hindrances, perplexities.]

ex′tri·ca·ble (-kə-bəl) adj.
ex′tri·ca′tion n.
Synonyms: extricate, disengage, disentangle, untangle
These verbs mean to free from something that entangles: extricated herself from an embarrassing situation; disengaged his attention from the television; sought to disentangle fact from fiction in the account; lawyers tasked with untangling the corporation's financial dealings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extricable - capable of being extricated
inextricable - not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied; "an inextricable knot"; "inextricable unity"


adjherausziehbar (from aus), zu befreien(d) (from aus, von)
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More importantly, it is an extricable link that strengthens social bonds between communities.
114) Instead the better view is that a right of contractual set-off is extricable from the secured transaction of which it is part.
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Indeed, the injustice of John's specific silences has more to do with poverty than with childhood, although the two will never be extricable for a boy raised in workhouses and sold to a fisherman.