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de·rac·i·nate  audio  (d-rs-nt) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing, de·rac·i·nates
  1. To pull out by the roots; uproot.
  2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French déraciner, from Old French desraciner : des-, de- + racine, root (from Late Latin rdcna, from Latin rdx, rdc-; see wrd- in Indo-European roots)

OTHER FORMS:
de·raci·nation(Noun)


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