To pull out by the roots; uproot.
To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
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 deracinate
- From French déraciner from Old French desraciner des- de- racine root (from Late Latin rādīcīna) (from Latin rādīx rādīc- wrād- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition