Deracinate De*rac"i*nate (d[-e]*r[a^]s"[i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deracinated} (d[-e]*r[a^]s"[i^]*n[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deracinating} (d[-e]*r[a^]s"[i^]*n[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [F. d['e]raciner; pref. d['e]- (L. dis) + racine root, fr. an assumed LL. radicina, fr. L. radix, radicis, root.] To pluck up by the roots; to extirpate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

While that the colter rusts That should deracinate such savagery. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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