deracinate


deracinate
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's roots or ties, esp. ethnic or national ones
deracination
n.
deracinated
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.