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extract

1. a preparation containing the active principle or concentrated essence of a material
2. Pharmacol a solution of plant or animal tissue containing the active principle

Extract

 

a concentrated medicinal substance obtained from raw materials that contain certain active ingredients, such as glycosides, alkaloids, and vitamins; a type of galenical. Depending on the extracting agent used, extracts may be categorized as, for example, aqueous, alcoholic, or ethereal. Depending on the degree of thickening after evaporation, they may be classified as liquid, semiliquid (no more than 25 percent moisture), or dry (up to 5 percent moisture).

extract

[′ek‚strakt (noun) or ik′strakt (verb)]
(chemistry)
Material separated from liquid or solid mixture by a solvent.
(computer science)
To form a new computer word by extracting and putting together selected segments of given words.
To remove from a computer register or memory all items that meet a specified condition.
(metallurgy)
To separate a metal or a mineral from an ore by various chemical or mechanical methods.
(pharmacology)
A pharmaceutical preparation obtained by dissolving the active constituents of a drug with a suitable menstruum, evaporating the solvent, and adjusting to prescribed standards.
A preparation, usually in a concentrated form, obtained by treating plant or animal tissue with a solvent to remove desired odiferous, flavorful, or nutritive components of the tissue.

extract

To decompress. To restore the original files from a compressed archive (ZIP file, RAR file, etc.). See archive, data compression and archive formats.
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In contrast, treatment with fruit extracts stimulated gastric acid secretion.
Also following the summer theme Fruit Fusions from Herbal Essences are proving extremely popular Holden says: "Packed full of exotic fruit extracts, Fruit Fusions takes the organic experience to a higher level, making it more wonderfully tempting than ever before.
Beneficial effects of fruit extracts on neuronal function and behavior in a rodent model of accelerated aging.
van der Linden: "First, each fruit extract when ingested alone displayed rapid metabolism by the gut flora, intestinal wall and liver, yielding very different daughter metabolites than those found in the parent fruit extracts.
Chapter four deals with fragrances and flavorings, chapter six talks about fruit extracts and the importance of deterpenation and dealcoholization of fruit oils, chapters six and seven deal with use of SCFE to extract herbs, chapter six focuses on spices and chapter seven properly with botanical extracts.
Organic all-natural Zsweet[R] is a blend of erythritol (pronounced ee-rith-ri-tol) and natural fruit extracts as flavor enhancers.
766287 Non-alcoholic beverages; non-alcoholic aperitifs, non-alcoholic preparations for making beverages, syrups for beverages, whey beverages, isotonic beverages, non-alcoholic cocktails; waters; table waters, aerated water, mineral water, non-alcoholic fruit juice beverages; non-alcoholic fruit extracts, fruit juices, vegetable juices, soft drinks, sherbets, powder and tablets for carbonated drinks, preparations for making mineral water, essences for making beverages; non-medical food supplements in the form of non-alcoholic beverages; all included in Class 32.
Salon professional-looking pack for Enliven Natural Fruit Extracts offers four natural extract varieties that are all increasing in popularity.
The formula eliminates bacteria while hydrating hands with Tahitian Palm Milk and a rich blend of honey, coconut milk and olive fruit extracts developed to nourish and soften.
Rather than using artificial flavors or sweeteners, something Tom's says it will never do, the company set out to create toothpastes with pure fruit extracts.