to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.
- de·rac·i·na·tion, noun
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How to use deracinate in a sentence
Yes: in a deracinated kind of way, that argument makes sense.
They are not fleeing dramatic scenes of battle, but they are just as deracinated as if they were.
Five minutes later—though my will was well-nigh deracinated in the process—I was its master again.In Accordance with the Evidence | Oliver Onions
And there sat Sarah Gailey, deracinated and captive, to prove how influential a person Hilda was!Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
He fondly believes that he is becoming a good American when he is only a deracinated cosmopolitan.Painted Veils | James Huneker
Later, the renewed presence of the beloved lady renewed the love I thought deracinated.The Life of Francis Thompson | Everard Meynell
It was one of his strong points that he always kept his mental balance even when his most promising theories were deracinated.Cleek of Scotland Yard | Thomas W. Hanshew
British Dictionary definitions for deracinate
to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
to remove, as from a natural environment
- deracination, noun
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