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- IPA: /dɪˈɹæsɪnaɪt/
- To pull up by the roots; to uproot; to extirpate.
- To force people from their homeland to a new or foreign location.
- To liberate or be liberated from a culture or its norms.
- 1986 Robert McCrum, William Cran, & Robert MacNeil, The Story of English, Viking Penguin Inc., p328:
- Observing the highest echelons of Indian society, she notes the way in which some Indians become completely -- almost absurdly -- anglicized or deracinated.