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tr.v. de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing, de·rac·i·nates
1. To pull out by the roots; uproot.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

[From French déraciner, from Old French desraciner : des-, de- + racine, root (from Late Latin rādīcīna, from Latin rādīx, rādīc-; see wrād- in Indo-European roots).]

de·rac′i·na′tion n.


the process of pulling up by the roots; eradication.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deracination - to move something from its natural environment
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
2.deracination - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
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In both cases, the desired outcome was precisely that one thing libraries have stood against for the past 700 years: the deliberate destruction of a culture as a means of social engineering through the forced removal of the next generation--one by years of abuse and deracination, the other by its death.
and a range of monetary and social policies favorable to business and indifferent toward poverty, social deracination, cultural decimation, long term resource depletion and environmental destruction".
The poet's own double heritage intensifies the cultural dispossession and deracination of the West Indian whose legacy from the middle passage is one of nothingness and from which he is forced to create a new identity and to name things.
Along similar lines, Claudia Milian points to the long-standing irreconcilability between Latina/o and Latin American studies, and offers Diaz as a transnational writer who overcomes these divisions by "fashion[ing] hermeneutic turns that disrupt literary conventions in Latin America as well as the United States" ("Latino/a Deracination and the New Latin American Novel," 175).
The political, cultural and socioeconomic deracination of the Pinochet years has fueled some notable cinema -- not least the work of documentarian Patricio Guzman.
process, which one might call deracination, alienation makes immigrants
The cessation of hostilities, deracination of terrorism, expansion of humanitarian aid and reactivation of the national dialogue in Syria could lead to a Syrian consent that paves the way for further agreements," he concluded.
The putschist Muslim Brotherhood Movement (MBM) genocidal entity from day one of their fateful coming has decided forced displacement, forced migration and deracination of the people of Sudan in Darfur.
13) This identification of Jewishness with modernity and deracination evokes a long-standing antisemitic trope found in the works of Richard Wagner, Heinrich von Treitschke, Werner Sombart, Wilhelm Marr, Otto Weinineger, and Hans Bluher.
The most notable responses to the Christian Gospel in the early part of the nineteenth century had been among people who had recently endured deep shared trauma: transportation and slavery in the case of Africans in America, deracination in the case of the Liberated Africans of Sierra Leone, loss of environment and habitat in the case of the Khoi.
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Do we collude on some level with the deracination of our working lives, because it meets our need for evasion and distraction?