deracinate deracinate

Definition(s):

  1. (v) move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
  2. (v) pull up by or as if by the roots

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Usage(s):

  • There is an acute paradox here: the well-meaning China hands award the Olympics to Beijing; that empowers the government to deracinate the wild grass growing around its feet.
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