deracination deracination

Definition(s):

  1. (n) to move something from its natural environment
  2. (n) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

Usage(s):

  1. School and college began the long process of deracination.
  2. Until recently, growing up gay meant awaiting a lifetime of secrecy--furtive encounters, darkened bar windows, crushing deracination.
  3. The melodramas of deracination, in a land of such murderous grievances, would be explosive.

Quotes

  • But Ferguson sees what they mean: "A better expression of human deracination than these disembodied obiter dicta would be rather hard to imagine . . ."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Niall Ferguson Source: New Statesman

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