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[uhn-root, -roo t]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to uproot.
verb (used without object)
  1. to become unrooted.

Origin of unroot

First recorded in 1400–50, unroot is from the late Middle English word unrooten. See un-2, root1
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Examples from the Web for unroot

Historical Examples

  • You will find it less easy to unroot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues.

    Thoughts for the Quiet Hour


British Dictionary definitions for unroot


  1. (tr) mainly US a less common word for uproot
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