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Deracination

noun
1.
To move something from its natural environment.  Synonym: displacement.
2.
The act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence.  Synonyms: excision, extirpation.






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"Deracination" Quotes from Famous Books



... Lawton Mackall, the managing director, as jest of honour. The news that Lawton was at large spread rapidly through the city, and the club was trailed for some distance by an infuriated agent of the Society for the Deracination of Puns. But Lawton managed to kick over his traces, and the club safely gained the quiet haven of a Cedar Street chophouse. Here, when the members were duly squeezed into a stall, the Doctor gazed cheerfully upon Endymion and the Secretary ...
— Plum Pudding - Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned • Christopher Morley



Words linked to "Deracination" :   pull, pulling, movement, extirpation, excision, deracinate



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