[ roo-tid, roo t-id ]
/ ˈru tɪd, ˈrʊt ɪd /


having roots.
firmly implanted (often used in combination): a deep-rooted belief.


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Origin of rooted

1350–1400; Middle English roted; see root1, -ed2, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM rooted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for rootedness

/ (ˈruːtɪd) /


having roots
deeply feltrooted objections
Australian slang tired or defeated
get rooted! Australian taboo, slang an exclamation of contemptuous anger or annoyance, esp against another person
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