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deracinate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deracinate  \De*rac"i*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deracinated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Deracinating}.]  [F.  d['e]raciner;  pref. 
  d['e]-  (L.  dis)  +  racine  root,  fr  an  assumed  LL  radicina 
  fr  L.  radix,  radicis,  root.] 
  To  pluck  up  by  the  roots;  to  extirpate.  [R.] 
 
  While  that  the  colter  rusts  That  should  deracinate  such 
  savagery.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deracinate 
  v  1:  move  (people)  forcibly  from  their  homeland  into  a  new  and 
  foreign  environment;  "The  war  uprooted  many  people" 
  [syn:  {displace},  {uproot}] 
  2:  pull  up  by  or  as  if  by  the  roots;  "uproot  the  vine  that  has 
  spread  all  over  the  garden"  [syn:  {uproot},  {extirpate},  {root 
  out},  {pull  up}] 




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