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Definition of deracinate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deracinate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deracinate
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪt//
 
he / she / it deracinates
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪts//
 
past simple deracinated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪtɪd//
 
past participle deracinated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form deracinating
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈræsɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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deracinate somebody (formal) to force somebody to leave the place or situation in which they feel comfortable Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French déraciner, from dé- (expressing removal) + racine ‘root’ (based on Latin radix).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deracinate