Liquor vs Extract - What's the difference?

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Liquor is a synonym of extract.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between liquor and extract

is that liquor is (obsolete) a drinkable liquid while extract is (obsolete) a peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.

In lang=en terms the difference between liquor and extract

is that liquor is to cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess while extract is to take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.

As nouns the difference between liquor and extract

is that liquor is (obsolete) a liquid while extract is that which is extracted or drawn out.

As verbs the difference between liquor and extract

is that liquor is to drink liquor, usually to excess while extract is to draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.

liquor

English

Alternative forms

* liquour (obsolete)

Noun

  • (obsolete) A liquid.
  • (obsolete) A drinkable liquid.
  • A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
  • (chiefly, US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
  • In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.
  • Synonyms

    * (strong alcoholic drink) spirits (British and Australasian English) * (liquid obtained by cooking food) stock, pot liquor (American English), broth, bouillon

    Derived terms

    * hold one's liquor * liquor lounge * liquor store

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drink liquor, usually to excess.
  • To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
  • (obsolete) To grease.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Liquor fishermen's boots.
    (Francis Bacon)
    (Webster 1913)

    References

    * * ----

    extract

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is extracted or drawn out.
  • A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
  • A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.
  • A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.
  • (obsolete) A peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.
  • Ancestry; descent.
  • A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.
  • Synonyms

    * (that which is extracted) extraction * origin, extraction

    Derived terms

    * yeast extract

    See also

    * tincture

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.
  • to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, or a splinter from the finger
  • * Milton
  • The bee / Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process. Compare abstract (transitive verb).
  • to extract an essential oil from a plant
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=72-3, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A punch in the gut , passage=Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.}}
  • To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falsehoods.
  • (arithmetic) To determine (a root of a number).
  • Synonyms

    * (to take by selection) (l)