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deracinate (verb) – 1. To pull out by the roots; uproot.
2. To displace from one’s native or accustomed environment.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The root of deracinate ?to uproot? is the Late Latin noun r?d?c?na ?root,? from Latin r?d?x (stem r?d?c-), from which English derives radical and eradicate. Latin r?d?x comes from the Proto-Indo-European root wr?d- (and its variants) ?branch, root.? The noun wr?dios becomes Latin r?dius ?staff, rod, beam, radius (of a circle), ray (of light),? from which, via French, English has ray (of light or energy). The suffixed form wr?d-mo- becomes Latin r?mus ?branch, twig,? from which English derives ramify and ramification. Proto-Indo-European wr?d- becomes wr?t- in Germanic, from which Old Norse derives r?t, which becomes root in English. Deracinate entered English in the late 16th century.

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