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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:
Noun1.extrication - the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled conditionextrication - the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something
تَخْليص، إنْقاذ
losun, frelsun


[ˌekstrɪˈkeɪʃən] N (frm) (lit) [of trapped person, object] → extracción f (fig) (from situation) → salida f


n (lit)Befreiung f(from aus); (fig)Rettung f


(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.
Loo,' but never 'Lee!' 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.
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The statement said: "As an exploration site, the cave was not mapped, nor were the passages of sufficient width to allow extrication of an immobile casualty."
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