deracinate [dih- ras- uh-neyt] Examples Word Origin verb (used with object), de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing. 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 1590–1600;
) (equivalent to
dé- dis- 1
verbal derivative of
Late Latin rādīcīna
-ate 1 Related forms de·rac·i·na·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for deracinated Contemporary Examples of deracinated
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. Historical Examples of deracinated
He fondly believes that he is becoming a good American when he is only a
And there sat Sarah Gailey,
deracinated and captive, to prove how influential a person Hilda was!
It was one of his strong points that he always kept his mental balance even when his most promising theories were
deracinated. British Dictionary definitions for deracinated to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate to remove, as from a natural environment Derived Forms deracination, noun Word Origin for deracinate
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 n.
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.
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