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.]
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.
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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