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 (ŭp-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
tr.v. up·root·ed, up·root·ing, up·roots
1. To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
2. To destroy or remove completely; eradicate.
3. To force to leave an accustomed or native location.

up·root′ed·ness n.
up·root′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uprooter - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste touprooter - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
annihilator - a total destroyer
bad person - a person who does harm to others
iconoclast, image breaker - a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
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For Tolstoy, art is not merely the harmless pleasure of an idle moment --art (most art, at any rate) is a disturber and uprooter of the True Morality.
rooter (an uprooter of something)--stemer (stammer)