Part of speech: verb
Origin: French, 16th century
To take something out of its native environment
Examples of Deracinate in a sentence
"My family deracinated from our home country to search for a better life elsewhere."
"After I deracinated all the weeds, my garden looks better than ever."
Popularity Over Time
You'd have a hard time deracinating the roots of a quaking aspen tree. In a single forest, the roots of nearly all aspens are connected — making them one of the world's largest living organisms.
Did you Know?
Deracinate has delightfully literal roots (pun intended). It comes from déraciner, a French word, which can be further broken down into racine — which translates to the literal roots of a tree.