ablaqueation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ablaqueātiō (the process or act of digging or loosening the soil around the roots of a tree), from ablaqueō (disentangle), from ab (from, away from) + laqueō (entangle, ensnare).

Noun[edit]

ablaqueation (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5