extricate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɛks.tɹɪ.keɪt/
Verb

extricate (extricates, present participle extricating; past and past participle extricated)

  1. (transitive) To free, disengage, loosen, or untangle.
    I finally managed to extricate myself from the tight jacket.
    The firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extricate Monica from the car wreck.
  2. (rare) To free from intricacies or perplexity
    • 1662: Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      Your argumentation ... is invelloped with certain intricacies, that are not easie to be extricated.
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