[ dih-ras-uh-neyt ]
/ dɪˈræs əˌneɪt /
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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.
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Origin of deracinate
OTHER WORDS FROM deracinatede·rac·i·na·tion, noun
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How to use deracinate in a sentence
His deracination begins with the education that sends him to Paris, there to lose his originality.Egoists|James Huneker
They can be explained—in part at least—in terms of that social deracination to which reference has already been made.Modern Religious Cults and Movements|Gaius Glenn Atkins
No child was ever made the subject of a more complete theory of deracination.The American Spirit in Literature,|Bliss Perry
British Dictionary definitions for deracinate
/ (dɪˈræsɪˌneɪt) /
to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
to remove, as from a natural environment
Derived forms of deracinatederacination, 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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