Deracinating

deracinate

[dih-ras-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), deracinated, deracinating.
1.
to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
2.
to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.

Origin:
1590–1600; < French déracin(er) (equivalent to dé- dis-1 + -raciner, verbal derivative of racine root < Late Latin rādīcīna for Latin rādīc-, stem of rādīx) + -ate1

deracination, noun
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deracinate (dɪˈræsɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
2.  to remove, as from a natural environment
 
[C16: from Old French desraciner, from des-dis-1 + racine root, from Late Latin rādīcīna a little root, from Latin rādīx a root]
 
deraci'nation
 
n

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deracinate
1590s, "to pluck up by the roots," from Fr. déraciner, from O.Fr. desraciner, from des- (see dis-) + racine "root." Related: Deracinated.
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