verb (used with object), de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing.
- deputy minister,
- deputy sheriff,
Origin of deracinate
Examples from the Web for deracinate
You cannot deracinate that wide-rooted dogma within your soul that more money means more joy.The Human Machine|E. Arnold Bennett
No one by taking thought, can deracinate the mental habits of, say, twenty years.Journalism for Women|E.A. 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
Och, and the girls whose poor hearts you deracinate, Whirl and bewilder and flutter and fascinate!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
Word Origin for deracinate
1590s, "to pluck up by the roots," from French déraciner, from Old French desraciner "uproot, dig out, pull up by the roots," from des- (see dis-) + racine "root," from Late Latin radicina, diminutive of Latin radix (see radish). Related: Deracinated.