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deracinate

[dih-ras-uh-neyt] /dɪˈræs əˌneɪt/
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
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
Related forms
deracination, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deracination

deracinate

/dɪˈræsɪˌneɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
2.
to remove, as from a natural environment
Derived Forms
deracination, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French desraciner, from des-dis-1 + racine root, from Late Latin rādīcīna a little root, from Latin rādīx a root
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Word Origin and History for deracination
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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