Ex"tri*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extricated(?); p. pr. & vb. n. Extricating(?).] [L. extricatus, p. p. of extricare to extricate; ex out + tricae trifles, impediments, perplexities. Cf. Intricate.]

1.

To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc.

We had now extricated ourselves from the various labyrinths and defiles. Eustance.

2.

To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture.

Syn. -- To disentangle; disembarrass; disengage; relieve; evolve; set free; liberate.

 

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