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You cannot deracinate that wide-rooted dogma within your soul that more money means more joy.

To deracinate Lowell was impossible, and it was for this very reason that he became so serviceable an international personage.

Och, and the girls whose poor hearts you deracinate, Whirl and bewilder and flutter and fascinate!

No one by taking thought, can deracinate the mental habits of, say, twenty years.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to pluck up by the roots," from French déraciner, from Old French desraciner "uproot, dig out, pull up by the roots," from des- (see dis-) + racine "root," from Late Latin radicina, diminutive of Latin radix (see radish). Related: Deracinated.

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