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
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to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
to remove, as from a natural environment
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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