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[deep-roo-tid, -roo t-id] /ˈdipˈru tɪd, -ˈrʊt ɪd/
deeply rooted; firmly implanted or established:
a deep-rooted patriotism; deep-rooted suspicions.
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deeprootedness, noun Unabridged
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  • While leaf mulch is good at killing turf, it isn't nearly as good at killing established, deep-rooted weeds.
  • Use it to transplant seedlings, or to go after deep-rooted weeds.
  • They are deep-rooted and systemic, and they limit the policy choices available to any administration.
  • But deep-rooted or real feelings is hardly the cause.
  • The reader gets fragments of meaning and occasional glimpses of deep-rooted causes.
  • All politicians have been disconcerted by discontent that is at once deep-rooted and nebulous.
  • But much more will be needed to address problems that are deep-rooted and were allowed to fester for too long.
  • But mutual suspicions of each other's intentions have become deep-rooted.
  • The idea is to attract private capital into solving a deep-rooted problem that is soaking up public money.
  • Its causes are deep-rooted and structural, so they will take years to remedy.
British Dictionary definitions for deep-rooted


(of ideas, beliefs, prejudices, etc) firmly fixed, implanted, or held; ingrained
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