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ex·tri·cate

 (ĕk′strĭ-kāt′)
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.

extricate

(ˈɛkstrɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
to remove or free from complication, hindrance, or difficulty; disentangle
[C17: from Latin extrīcāre to disentangle, from ex-1 + trīcae trifles, vexations]
ˈextricable adj
ˌextriˈcation n
Usage: See at extract

ex•tri•cate

(ˈɛk strɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to free or release from entanglement; disengage.
[1605–15; < Latin extrīcātus, past participle of extrīcāre to set free =ex- ex-1 + -trīcāre, derivative of trīcae perplexities]
ex′tri•ca•ble, adj.
ex`tri•ca′tion, n.

extricate


Past participle: extricated
Gerund: extricating

Imperative
extricate
extricate
Present
I extricate
you extricate
he/she/it extricates
we extricate
you extricate
they extricate
Preterite
I extricated
you extricated
he/she/it extricated
we extricated
you extricated
they extricated
Present Continuous
I am extricating
you are extricating
he/she/it is extricating
we are extricating
you are extricating
they are extricating
Present Perfect
I have extricated
you have extricated
he/she/it has extricated
we have extricated
you have extricated
they have extricated
Past Continuous
I was extricating
you were extricating
he/she/it was extricating
we were extricating
you were extricating
they were extricating
Past Perfect
I had extricated
you had extricated
he/she/it had extricated
we had extricated
you had extricated
they had extricated
Future
I will extricate
you will extricate
he/she/it will extricate
we will extricate
you will extricate
they will extricate
Future Perfect
I will have extricated
you will have extricated
he/she/it will have extricated
we will have extricated
you will have extricated
they will have extricated
Future Continuous
I will be extricating
you will be extricating
he/she/it will be extricating
we will be extricating
you will be extricating
they will be extricating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been extricating
you have been extricating
he/she/it has been extricating
we have been extricating
you have been extricating
they have been extricating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been extricating
you will have been extricating
he/she/it will have been extricating
we will have been extricating
you will have been extricating
they will have been extricating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been extricating
you had been extricating
he/she/it had been extricating
we had been extricating
you had been extricating
they had been extricating
Conditional
I would extricate
you would extricate
he/she/it would extricate
we would extricate
you would extricate
they would extricate
Past Conditional
I would have extricated
you would have extricated
he/she/it would have extricated
we would have extricated
you would have extricated
they would have extricated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.extricate - release from entanglement of difficultyextricate - release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
disengage, free - free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"

extricate

verb
1. withdraw, relieve, free, clear, deliver, liberate, wriggle out of, get (someone) off the hook (slang), disembarrass an attempt to extricate himself from his financial difficulties
2. free, clear, release, remove, rescue, get out, disengage, disentangle Emergency workers tried to extricate the survivors from the wreckage.

extricate

verb
To free from an entanglement:
Translations
يُخَلِّص، يُنْقِذ
vymanit
befriudfri af
losa, leysa
išlaisvinimasišpainiojimas
atbrīvotatpestīt

extricate

[ˈekstrɪkeɪt] VT (= disentangle) → desenredar; (= free) [+ victim] → rescatar, sacar
to extricate o.s. from [+ difficulty, situation] → lograr salir de
he extricated himself from her griplogró soltarse de la mano de ella

extricate

[ˈɛkstrɪkeɪt] vt
[+ person in difficult situation] → tirer
to extricate o.s. from a difficult situation → se tirer d'une situation difficile, se sortir d'une situation difficile
(= get out) [+ object, person] → dégager
to extricate sth from sth → dégager qch de qch

extricate

vtbefreien; (fig)retten; to extricate oneself from something (lit, fig)sich aus etw befreien

extricate

[ˈɛkstrɪˌkeɪt] vt (object) → liberare
to extricate sth (from) → districare qc (da)
to extricate sb/o.s. from a difficult situation → togliere qn/togliersi d'impaccio

extricate

(ˈekstrikeit) verb
to set free. He extricated her from her difficulties.
ˌextriˈcation noun
References in classic literature ?
But Alan was not sober; he had lost a thousand pounds upon a horse- race, had received the news at dinner-time, and was now, in default of any possible means of extrication, drowning the memory of his predicament.
To remain longer would have been a mistake: it was necessary to score a triumph over Colbert, and the only method was to touch the king so near the quick, that his majesty would have no other means of extrication but choosing between the two antagonists.
It does good to no woman to be flattered by her superior, who cannot possibly intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.
As I found (after pacifying him) that he was a little boy with a naturally large head, I thought that perhaps where his head could go, his body could follow, and mentioned that the best mode of extrication might be to push him forward.
My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.
until we are reduced to the very last extremity, and are in the midst of difficulties, extrication from which appears to be all but impossible.
These tools will enable efficient, safe and timely extrications from motor vehicles, industrial and agricultural accidents.
Road Safety Week events - Tomorrow at noon - Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, where Huddersfield firefighters will carry out extrications.
John Lawrie, from Staffordshire Fire Service, said: "The extrications were particularly difficult because of the severe damage to the vehicles.