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April 17th, 2018

Word of the Day 04/17/18 Deracinate

Deracinate (verb)
deracinate [dih-ras-uh-neyt]


verb (used with object), deracinated, deracinating.
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.

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Origin: 1590-1600; < French déracin(er) (equivalent to dé- dis-+ -raciner, verbal derivative of racine root < Late Latin rādīcīna for Latin rādīc-, stem of rādīx) + -ate

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