deracinate : Definition, Usages, News and More
- v move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
- v pull up by or as if by the roots
- He referred to himself as a ghetto-Jew and didnt deracinate, like Mark Rothko (born Marcus Rothkowitz), or make up stories about his background, like Arshile Gorky.
- 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.