transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Middle French desraciner, from des- de- + racine root, from Late Latin radicina, from Latin radic-, radix — more at root Date: 1599 1. uproot 2. to remove or separate from a native environment or culture; especially to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from • deracination noun

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  • 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

  • deracinate — index disinter, dislodge, eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, extinguish, extirpate, obliterate, suppla …   Law dictionary

  • deracinate — 1590s, to pluck up by the roots, from Fr. déraciner, from O.Fr. desraciner uproot, dig out, pull up by the roots, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + racine root, from L.L. radicina, dim. of L. radix (see RADISH (Cf. radish)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • deracinate — uproot, eradicate, extirpate, *exterminate, wipe Analogous words: *abolish, extinguish, annihilate, abate: *destroy, demolish …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • 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

  • deracinate — verb a) To pull up by the roots; to uproot; to extirpate. 1986 Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil, The Story of English, Viking Penguin Inc., p328: b) To force people from their homeland to a new or foreign location. ,Observing the… …   Wiktionary

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

  • deracinate — [dɪ rasɪneɪt] verb [usu. as adjective deracinated] uproot (someone) from their natural environment, typically with a negative effect. Derivatives deracination noun Origin C16: from Fr. déraciner uproot , from dé (expressing removal) + racine root …   English new terms dictionary

  • deracinate — de·rac·i·nate …   English syllables

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