Extricate \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. web1913
extricate v : release from entanglement of difficulty; "i cannot extricate myself from this task" [syn: {untangle}, {disentangle}, {disencumber}] wn