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Today's Word "deracinate"

To displace from one's accustomed environment on

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deracinate \dee-RAS-uh-nayt\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To pluck up by the roots; to uproot. 2 : To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

"After her parents moved her across the country for her father to take a new job, Janice felt deracinated, all of her friends left behind in her suburban habitat as she was forced to adapt to her new high-rise-dwelling life."

 

Deracinate comes from Middle French desraciner, from des-, "from" (from Latin de-) + racine, "root" (from Late Latin radicina, from Latin radix, radic-). The noun form is deracination.

 

 

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