Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you extract something, you take it out of something else. (noun) An extract is something that has been taken out of something else, usually something that it was part of.

Examples: (verb) The roots of the plant extract water from the earth. (verb) Computers are becoming more useful in helping us extract useful information from the data. (noun) The article contains a short extract from his long speech. (noun) Just because a cream contains plant extracts doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin.

Synonyms: verbs: take, obtain, remove.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 B

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