Ex"tri*cate transitive verb
, p. p. of extricare
to extricate; ex
out + tricae
trifles, impediments, perplexities. Cf. Intricate
imperfect & past participle Extricated; present participle & verbal noun Extricating
- 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.