deracinated


deracinated

verb (used with object), de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing.

  1. to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
  2. to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.

verb (tr)

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