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extricate - vocabulary

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verb

To release or free from entanglement, to disengage, usually from a situation.

Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a case like the present.

—William Lloyd Garrison The Liberator, January 1, 1831

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