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Extrication Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    extrication n : the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition [syn: unsnarling, untangling, disentanglement]
Extrication Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Extrication \Ex`tri*ca"tion\, n.
  1. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
  2. The act of sending out or evolving.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Extrication'

Vehicle extrication is the process of removing the vehicle from around a person that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or unadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication. This operation is typically accomplished by utilizing chocks and bracing for stabilization and hydraulic tools, including the Jaws of Life. Standards and regulations can be found in NFPA 1670 and 1006.

The basic extrication process consists of, but is not limited to, six steps:

In less complicated cases, it is possible to extricate the casualty without actually cutting the vehicle, such as removing a person from the side door or another part other vehicle.

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