verb (used with object), de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing.
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The word deracinate can be used in a few different ways. Deracinate typically is seen in a negative light because to be grounded is to be stable and to be de-rooted is scary. But, sometimes, this word can be turned into a positive experience.
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Origin of deracinate
OTHER WORDS FROM deracinatede·rac·i·na·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for deracinate
Och, and the girls whose poor hearts you deracinate, Whirl and bewilder and flutter and fascinate!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
No one by taking thought, can deracinate the mental habits of, say, twenty years.Journalism for Women|E.A. Bennett
You cannot deracinate that wide-rooted dogma within your soul that more money means more joy.The Human Machine|E. Arnold Bennett
To deracinate Lowell was impossible, and it was for this very reason that he became so serviceable an international personage.Modern American Prose Selections|Various