rootage

rootage

[roo-tij, root-ij]
noun
1.
the act of taking root.
2.
a root system or firm fixture by means of roots.

Origin:
1580–90; root1 + -age

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rootage

noun
1. fixedness by or as if by roots; "strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith" 
2. a developed system of roots 
3. the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root" [syn: beginning
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