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Meaning of extricate

ex•tri•cate

Pronunciation: (ek'stri-kāt"), [key]
— -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
  1. to free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
  2. to liberate (gas) from combination, as in a chemical process.
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