- to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
- to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.
Origin of deracinate
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Examples from the Web for deracinated
He fondly believes that he is becoming a good American when he is only a deracinated cosmopolitan.Painted Veils
And there sat Sarah Gailey, deracinated and captive, to prove how influential a person Hilda was!Hilda Lessways
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
- to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
- to remove, as from a natural environment
C16: from Old French desraciner, from des- dis- 1 + racine root, from Late Latin rādīcīna a little root, from Latin rādīx a root
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Word Origin and History for deracinated
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