transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to pull up by or as by the roots; uproot; eradicate
- to separate from one's roots or ties, esp. ethnic or national ones
Origin of deracinateFrench déraciner from dé- (L dis-), from + racine, a root from Late Latin radicina from Classical Latin radix (gen. radicis), root
transitive verbde·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing, de·rac·i·nates
- To pull out by the roots; uproot.
- To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
Origin of deracinateFrom French déraciner from Old French desraciner des- de- racine root ( from Late Latin rādīcīna ) ( from Latin rādīx rādīc-; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present deracinates, present participle deracinating, simple past and past participle deracinated)