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From Middle English aracen, arasen, Old French arachier, esracier, French arracher, from Latin exradicare, eradicare. The prefix a- is perhaps due to Latin ab. See eradicate.


arace (third-person singular simple present araces, present participle aracing, simple past and past participle araced)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for arace in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)