Friday, August 10, 2001
Definitions for deracinate
- To pluck up by the roots; to uproot.
- To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
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Citations for deracinate
In the People's Republic, communism's utilitarian bent first poisoned the culinary arts and then, in the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, tried to deracinate what were regarded as the insidious strains of China's former culture.
He was a Jew who was never given a chance to belong anywhere, a deracinated intellectual.
Origin of deracinate
Deracinate comes from Middle French desraciner, from des-, "from" (from Latin de-) + racine, "root" (from Late Latin radicina, from Latin radix, radic-). The noun form is deracination.