WORD OF THE DAY.
The Word of the Day comes from Tamsin Calidas' wonderul memoir, "I am an Island"
1. to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate 2. to remove, as from a natural environment
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deracination (deˌraciˈnation) NOUN
Word origin C16: from Old French desraciner, from des- dis-1 + racine root, from Late Latin rādīcīna a little root, from Latin rādīx a root