Deracinating
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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  • deracinating — verb Pulling up by the roots …   Wiktionary

  • deracinating — de·rac·i·nate || dɪ ræsɪneɪt v. pull out by the roots; remove something from its native environment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deracinated — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deracinate — deracination, n. /di ras euh nayt /, v.t., 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. [1590 1600; < F déracin(er)… …   Universalium

  • deracination — noun The act of deracinating; uprooting …   Wiktionary

  • exterminate — exterminate, extirpate, eradicate, uproot, deracinate, wipe are comparable when they mean to effect the destruction or abolition of something. Exterminate implies utter extinction; it therefore usually implies a killing off {efforts to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deracinate — /dəˈræsəneɪt/ (say duh rasuhnayt) verb (t) (deracinated, deracinating) to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate. {French déraciner (from dé dis 1 + racine, from Latin rādix root) + ate1} –deracination /dəræsəˈneɪʃən/ (say …   Australian English dictionary

  • deracinate — [dē ras′ə nāt΄, diras′ə nāt΄] vt. deracinated, deracinating [Fr déraciner < dé (L dis ), from + racine, a root < LL radicina < L radix (gen. radicis), ROOT1] 1. to pull up by or as by the roots; uproot; eradicate 2. to separate from one… …   English World dictionary

  • deracination — noun 1. to move something from its natural environment • Syn: ↑displacement • Derivationally related forms: ↑deracinate • Hypernyms: ↑movement 2. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence …   Useful english dictionary

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