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Meaning of deracinate

de•rac•in•ate

Pronunciation: (di-ras'u-nāt"), [key]
— -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
  1. to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
  2. to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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