Thursday, 22 July 2010

WoD - Deracinate

de·rac·in·ate   [dih-ras-uh-neyt]
–verb (used with object), -nat·ed, -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.

1590–1600; < F déracin ( er ) (equiv. to dé- dis-1 + -raciner, v. deriv. of racine root < LL rādīcīna for L rādīc-, s. of rādīx ) + -ate1

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